Flight paramedic James honored as 'Anthem Angel' by Colts

Kerri James

Flight paramedic Kerri James of Brazil has been honored as the third “Anthem Angel” of the Indianapolis Colts’ 2018 season.

For the 11th year, the Indianapolis Colts and Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield will celebrate “Anthem Angels ... Honoring Everyday Heroes” at each regular season home game. The award, according to a press release, is for “Hoosier public and civil servants who have made community contributions beyond the call of duty, but may have received little public recognition.”

James’ favorite quote is from Abraham Lincoln: “Next to creating a life, the finest thing a man can do is save one.” She does just that on a daily basis through her job as a flight paramedic.

One “Anthem Angel” is selected and notified prior to each Colts regular season home game.

James’ nominator describes her as one of the most caring individuals she knows with a true passion to help others. “She works long hours and always treats her patients as if they were her own family. Over the years, Kerri has been honored for her work by receiving the Indiana Paramedic of the Year and EMS for Children awards.”

Each “Angel” receives four VIP tickets, a feature story and photo in the Colts gameday magazine (The Scout) and on Colts.com, and special on-field recognition at a home game.

The Colts will accept online nominations for future “Angels” at Colts.com/AnthemAngels through Dec. 10. Nominees should be employed in human service-related professions, from first responders to educators and social workers. Nominations must include a brief essay about the nominee, sharing their story about the actions that have made him or her a hero.