Angels in Crestview: Strangers aid man during daughter's seizure

Published: Tuesday, May 7, 2013 at 10:20 AM.

Discovering that his wife, Jessica, had taken the truck to work, Fouquet started looking for a neighbor with a vehicle while calling out for someone to help them. Alissa and Amber tried to flag down passing motorists.

Jeremy Fouquet said Elizabeth's eyes were wide, fixed, and the girl was "totally out."

"I thought she had died so I started pumping her chest and ... everyone that gathered around started to try to stop cars," he said.

Multiple vehicles passed the family's Pearl Street home, one stopping but only to criticize the girls.

"This blonde lady in an SUV stopped and said we were stupid for trying to flag down cars," Alissa said.

Then college students Tahnee Burnette, Carissa Phillips and Lexi Burnette pulled into the driveway and took Jeremy and Elizabeth to North Okaloosa Medical Center.

With Tahnee at the wheel, "I won’t say that they broke any laws but they got me to the hospital in about three minutes flat," Fouquet said.

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