Phone call about taxes was life-saver

June 21, 2010 8:22:42 AM PDT
A Kentucky man credits a state revenue employee with saving his life when he had a heart attack during a phone call about his income tax bill. The Lexington Herald-Leader reported that Earl Phillips was talking with state employee Natalie Brown on May 26 when she noticed that he was breathing heavily and seemed ill.

Phillips said Friday that he didn't want to tell a complete stranger that he needed help, but she verified his address and then called emergency responders.

He was later transferred to a Louisville hospital, where doctors put a stent in his heart. He had a 90 percent blockage in one of his arteries.

Gov. Steve Beshear praised Brown's dedication Friday.


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