AA Pilots Doing The Right Thing

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Ulysses Griffin
on behalf of Ulysses Griffin
 CARROLLTON, TX
Doing the Right Thing

The Allied Pilots Association has set up a Go Fund Me account to help offset the medical expenses of Ulysses Griffin, a bus driver at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. Mr. Griffin was injured in a bizarre accident on Dec. 30 and is in the intensive care unit at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Grapevine.

American Airlines Captain Bob Steven was one of four passengers on Mr. Griffin’s bus as it was bound for an employee parking lot. Having just concluded a three-day trip, he was admittedly daydreaming about going for a bike ride when he heard a “tremendous bang” and felt the bus jump off the pavement.

Captain Steven immediately noticed that the windshield had shattered, but the bus was still rolling forward. So he jumped up and started moving toward the driver, saying, “Stop the bus! Stop the bus!”

Mr. Griffin was almost reclined, with his hands off the steering wheel and his feet off the pedals. Captain Steven grabbed the wheel and stuck his right foot between Mr. Griffin’s legs so he could hit the brake. As he stopped the bus, Captain Steven saw a pipe sticking through the windshield. But it wasn’t until the bus stopped moving that he noticed all of the blood on Mr. Griffin’s sweater. The pipe had impaled his neck.

“His eyes were still open, but they were starting to roll back, and he was kind of waving his hand up toward his throat,” Captain Steven says in a video released today by the Allied Pilots Association, the certified collective bargaining agent for all American Airlines pilots.

Relying on his Air Force training, Captain Steven used the heel of his hand to apply pressure to Mr. Griffin’s wound. The other three passengers had gotten off the bus, so he yelled for them to call 911 as he tried to raise a dispatcher on the bus’s radio. Captain Steven repeatedly told Mr. Griffin to keep breathing, and he continued applying pressure to the wound until a paramedic arrived to relieve him.

Mr. Griffin has undergone two surgeries — one to repair his carotid artery and another to remove a piece of pipe that was stuck in his neck. That’s why the Allied Pilots Association has set up a Go Fund Me account on his behalf.

“Knowing the right thing to do is easy. The hard part for most people is simply doing the right thing,” said First Officer Jon “Josey” Wales, who represents Captain Steven and nearly 2,900 other DFW-based pilots on the Allied Pilots Association’s board of directors as their domicile vice chairman. “We are all surrounded by managers every day in our career. Managers are people who do things right. Leaders are people who do the right thing. History has shown again and again that American Airlines pilots are leaders of steady calm action.”
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Hello just letting everyone know the status of my situation each day of course is hard but I’m trying to go on daily but my bills will not stop with this new circumstance of my family sickness its very hard I try not to worry to much and just pray about it daily I just don’t want to lose my car trying to pay it off it’s really a necessary part of my life with doctors visits and therapy ((physical) grocery shopping my and taking my family members to their doctors to for treatment daily I really appreciate all the help I can receive thank you!!!
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Hello everyone I am grateful for your help I am doing the Beto can considering everything that going on but thank you all who have taken me and my family into their hearts may you all be bless and well trying to stay upbeat for someone who ill is hard but we must do our best daily keep us in your thoughts as we face this terrible disease cancer thank you!!!
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Good day to everyone and thanks again your help I hope everyone would take it in considering how difficult it’s is to not have insurance and your not employed and bills keep on coming fast and hard also I just found out my fiancé is terribly ill her cancer has returned and it’s very aggressive stage 4 she was the only one working in our household now she not able to at all with that this has added a greater stress on us both they are trying to take our vehicles and repo them and we need transportation daily for her and myself to make our doctors appt she has to go 5 days a week and double on Friday I hope anybody or anyone can understand my position my love be in your hearts may God spirit move you to help us .. thank you!!
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Hello everyone I just wanted to let everyone know I appreciate your help and I hope that I can still get your help my expenses are raising and I have up coming doctors appointment that are expensive I’m trying to do the best I can but it’s taken a toll on me financially that’s why I need your help to purchase medicine and exams and tests I really appreciate your thoughtfulness and gratitude thank you!!
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ulysses
2 months ago
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hello everybody I just wanted to say hello to you today and hope you’re doing good I hope you’re having a great day today love you beautiful always jb

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Gedean Sobers
22 months ago
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Ulysses and I are very grateful and blessed for all the giving hearted people that have opened their hearts to bless Ulysses with his medical needs and recovery. We thank everyone from the bottom of our hearts for everyone's kindness and compassion. May God Bless every one of you!! With Love Ulysses and Gedean

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ulysses
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hello everybody I just wanted to say hello to you today and hope you’re doing good I hope you’re having a great day today love you beautiful always jb

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Gedean Sobers
22 months ago
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Ulysses and I are very grateful and blessed for all the giving hearted people that have opened their hearts to bless Ulysses with his medical needs and recovery. We thank everyone from the bottom of our hearts for everyone's kindness and compassion. May God Bless every one of you!! With Love Ulysses and Gedean

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