It was only after getting back in her car to drive away that MacNevin had time to consider how the incident might affect Lilly, her daughter.
If the girl’s initial response is any indication, she may be headed toward a career in medicine.
“My daughter got in the car and said, ‘I want to do that. How do I get to do that?’ She said, ‘Mommy, you were so calm!’
“I said, “Honestly, Lilly, I don’t know how that all happened.’”
In recognition of the aid she rendered, Tidelands Health President and CEO Bruce Bailey on Wednesday presented MacNevin with a “High Tide” award through the health system’s “Recognize. Reward. Redeem.” employee partner recognition program.
“Kaite went above and beyond to serve a member of our community,” Bailey wrote in recognizing MacNevin. “In Kaite’s own words, ‘All of my skills that were taught to me by our hospital paid off. I was able to save a life.’
“Way to go Kaite! You make us proud!”