This Black Doctor Tried To Aid A Sick Man On A Flight – But A Crew Member Banned Her From Helping

Dr. Tamika Cross was on a flight to Houston in October 2016 after attending a friend’s wedding in Detroit. Suddenly, though, a woman a couple of rows ahead of her began screaming for assistance. It seemed that the woman’s husband had become unresponsive. So Cross unclipped her seat-belt and prepared to provide urgent medical aid. But then a flight attendant prevented the doctor her from even getting out of her seat…

These days, Dr. Cross works for The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (U.T. Health) as an assistant professor in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences. But it’s not necessarily been an easy rise for her. To reach such a position, after all, Cross first faced years of study.

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