New Braunfels doctor and nurse couple save man’s life in airport

Feb 15, 2024

In September, Ray Pilgrim was on his way to Las Vegas to play in a senior softball league tournament.

The 67-year-old maintenance worker for the city of Austin and soon-to-be-retired man was talking to a friend while catching a flight at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport. He doesn’t remember what happened after that.

Dr. Greg DeArmond, a surgeon at Resolute Health Hospital in New Braunfels and his wife, Crissy DeArmond, a cardiac nurse who also works at the facility, were off duty and on their way to vacation when they found Pilgrim unresponsive, lying on the floor and suffering a heart attack.

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