A Domino's employee in Texas may have saved an elderly woman's life while delivering pizza.
Kaylene White is a stay-at-home mom and former medical worker who delivers pizzas for Domino's to make extra money, according to KTRK. She was making a delivery to a senior apartment complex in Angleton on Aug. 30 when she heard screams.
"I pulled up into the apartments and I was walking and I heard the commotion and I heard her yelling, 'Help me, my mom's bleeding to death,'" White told KTRK.
The screams were coming from Cheryl Stahl, who had arrived moments earlier to check on her mother, Martha Norman, a resident of the apartment complex.
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Norman had called her daughter that day to tell her she was bleeding.
"I couldn't get out of her how bad it was," Stahl said. "She has a skin condition and sometimes she scratches, so I assumed it was just her head."
Stahl wasn't prepared for what she saw.
"Blood was everywhere," she said. "Just puddles of blood."
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Stahl was so frantic she forgot the password needed to unlock her phone and call for an ambulance. That's when she began screaming for help.
White, who was with her customer at the time, ran to see what was going on. Immediately she began to use her medical experience to stop the bleeding.
"I remember asking her where she was hurt because she had so much blood I couldn't tell where the blood was actually coming from," White recalled.
She managed to control the bleeding with towels, and she stayed with Norman until paramedics arrived.
"I think I said, 'Who are you?' and she was just wrapping my leg," Norman said. "She was just a-working."
The paramedics who responded to the call praised White's actions, stressing that things could have been much worse had she not intervened.
"I believe it would have been a much different scenario had she not gotten involved," said Jason Albert, deputy chief with the Angleton Area Emergency Corps. "Had she bled any longer, there's a good chance we would've found her unconscious instead of sitting up and talking to us."
Albert subsequently posted the story to Facebook, where it quickly went viral.
"I didn't expect anybody to even thank me for it or put it on social media," White said with a laugh.
But as far as Norman is concerned, White deserves every bit of praise that comes her way.
"I'll be forever grateful to her for what she done," she said. "And it deserves every bit of praise ... what she did for me."
This isn't the first time a Domino's worker has acted to save a customer's life. In May, employees at a Domino's in Salem, Oregon, decided to send a driver to check on a regular customer who hadn't ordered anything in over a week, according to KOIN.
It turned out that the man had fallen in his home and was unable to get back up or reach the telephone. The Domino's driver called 911, and the man was brought to the hospital where his condition was stabilized.
While the employees' actions were considered by many to be heroic, manager Sarah Fuller said they were merely doing their jobs.
"I think we were just doing our job checking in on someone we know who orders a lot," she said. "We felt like we needed to do something."