Athletic trainer, others help save teen's life
METHUEN, Mass. (WHDH) -- Doctors say a high school hockey player is lucky to be alive thanks to a group of quick-thinking people after the teen’s arm was cut by another player's skate.
The skate went so deep it cut right through the artery in the teen's arm.
Brady Barron, 16, shared a hug with the athletic trainer and nurse whose quick actions may have helped save the young hockey player's life.
One minute Brady was playing -- seconds later he was down on the ice bleeding from the wrist, cut by another player’s skate.
"I knew I was hurt. But I didn’t know what happened, but I was bleeding a lot. I saw a lot of blood. When I looked down I saw my tendon, I saw inside of my arm and it was pretty gruesome,” said Barron
“I saw blood, and then knew it wasn’t just a nose bleed or like a small cut. I knew more for whatever reason and just flung the door open and ran to him,” said Janielle Monbleau, an athletic trainer.
Janielle Monbleau was able to quickly stop the bleeding and along with another athletic trainer, a police officer, and even an EMT from the crowd, they were all able to give Brady the lifesaving care he needed when seconds counted.
"At first nothing calmed me down. I was screaming and they said you have to stop moving your leg. They said for the blood, that…I don’t know. Everyone around me feel more comfortable,” said Barron.
Brady has six to nine months of rehab ahead of him, but he's hoping to play hockey next year and get back to playing drums in his band.
“I don’t know if I’d call myself a hero. I just -- I did my job,” said Monbleau.
“She might look at it as a working thing but she definitely saved my life and I guess you can call her a hero now,” Barron said.