Harborview doc saves vacationing New Zealander

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Harborview doc saves vacationing New Zealander

August 15, 2018

At a park, the off-duty physician recognized that the girl had symptoms of a brain hemorrhage.

Alyssa Ledbetter and her family call Dr. Alisha Brown a guardian angel. Brown was at a park on Mercer Island, near Seattle, when Ledbetter complained to her mom of a sudden, very bad headache, and the emergency medicine physician recognized that the girl had symptoms of a brain hemorrhage. 

Alyssa was taken to Harborview Medical Center, where she was diagnosed with two ruptured brain arteries. She is recovering now but will need surgery at some point soon. 

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