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Recovering Waterloo Teen Thanks Those Who Saved His Life

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Jon Mitchell and his mother, Amy Alexander, center, are surrounded by the Monroe County Ambulance Service crew and the Mercy South Hospital emergency room crew responsible for saving the Waterloo teen’s life. Mitchell was stabbed in an altercation prior to the start of the 2019 Waterloo Homecoming Parade.
Jon Mitchell and his mother, Amy Alexander, center, are surrounded by the Monroe County Ambulance Service crew and the Mercy South Hospital emergency room crew responsible for saving the Waterloo teen’s life. Mitchell was stabbed in an altercation prior to the start of the 2019 Waterloo Homecoming Parade.

By John Layton Paramedics don’t often see patients after they’re admitted to the hospital. Doctors don’t often see patients after they’re discharged. And stabbing victims whose aorta was almost severed don’t often survive. But on Wednesday, Jan. 22, Waterloo High School sophomore Jon Mitchell, 15, and his mother Amy Alexander were at Mercy South Hospital in South …

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