Friends fondly remember nurse killed in chopper crash - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Friends fondly remember nurse killed in chopper crash

(WMC-TV) - Ped-Flite nurse Carrie Barlow was one of three people killed in Tuesday's medical helicopter crash in Fayette County.

Barlow lived in Halls, TN and traveled to Le Bonheur Children's Hospital each day for work.

Many of her friends in Ripley and Lauderdale County are remembering Barlow fondly. Her friends say she graduated from the Four Rivers Practical Nursing Program at Tennessee College of Applied Technology Ripley in 1995.

"It was her dream to become a pediatric flight nurse," said Beth Street, who taught Barlow in Ripley. "That's what she did, so she fulfilled her dream."

Street, as well as others at the school, say Barlow was the perfect recipe for a nurse.

"All the families who were involved with her, all the babies she took care of, they're just gonna miss out now," said Street.

Barlow's friends describe her as a woman who loved to fly.

"I just tried to envision what she was doing when that helicopter went down and I know she was praying," added Street. "She was a Christian who loved the Lord."

Barlow finished her LPN in just one year. She then went on to Dyersburg State Community College to get her RN degree before becoming a flight nurse.

Here is more information about Barlow, as provided by Le Bonheur Children's Hospital:

Carrie Barlow, a 43-year-old nurse on Le Bonheur Children's Hospital's Pedi-Flite team, began her career at Le Bonheur in January of 2012. She worked as a nurse in West Tennessee for 13 years. Prior to joining the Le Bonheur team, she served as a neonatal intensive care nurse for Lauderdale Community Hospital in Ripley, Tenn., and Jackson-Madison County General in Jackson, Tenn. Carrie lived in Halls, Tenn., with her husband, Keith, and is the mother to three children.

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