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LONDON ? MARCH 3: Ambulances are seen at the Accident and Emergency department of St. Thomas' Hospital on March 3, 2005 in London, England. The government has announced that waiting lists have fallen over the past two years and hospitals have been working to reduce waiting lists. (Photo by Graeme Robertson/Getty Images)

Caryn Hebert Sullivan ordered a pizza on Friday night back on February 11 and Sophia Furtado was the Door Dash driver assigned to the order. However this turned out NOT to be an ordinary delivery. When Sophia arrived to Caryn’s house, she found her lying on the ground outside, bleeding from her head.  Caryn had been waiting for the delivery outside and was having knee issues so she fell and hit her head. Furtado had previous medical training and could tell Caryn had been laying there for about 15-20 minutes.  “Caryn was unresponsive, and her eyes kept rolling to the back of her head,” Furtado said, “I felt like I was going to lose her.” Furtado yelled for Caryn’s husband to call 911 which he did and “At that moment Sophia became a part of our team to aid Caryn.” Jillian Jodoin of Fairhaven police told CNN, “I asked her if it was possible for her to keep stabilizing Caryn’s neck to keep her spine safe, her answer was, ‘I’m not going anywhere.’ ”  Paramedics arrived and took Caryn to the hospital where she’d suffered two brain bleeds but ultimately recovered. The two have met each other’s families and Furtado has received awards from Door Dash and Fairhaven police for her efforts.