Many acts of kindness after car crash
MY husband Ted and I were driving along Highway 75 on Oct. 6 on our way home to Winnipeg after spending a few days in Detroit Lakes to celebrate our 55th wedding anniversary and my husband’s 82nd birthday. We were in a serious car accident at the Letellier corner and are thankful that everyone involved was not more severely injured or killed. My husband and I were the recipients of several random acts of kindness that day. We want to thank all of the people who stopped at the scene, from the person who immediately called 911 to the people who helped slow down and direct oncoming traffic. We also want to thank the members of the Letellier Fire Department, RCMP and paramedics who attended at the scene, and also the caring staff at the Altona hospital. We would like to give special thanks to the local resident who heard the crash from her home and came to the scene to help. She held my husband’s head and neck to prevent further injury until the ambulance arrived. Special thanks also to Stuart and Vicki Cavenagh from Winnipeg who not only stopped at the scene to help, but brought our belongings that we had in the car back with them to Winnipeg after we were taken to the Altona Hospital. As if that was not a big enough random act of kindness, Vicki then went to the Winnipeg airport to pick up our daughter, who was coming home from a trip. Vicki told our daughter about the accident, assured her we were safe and gave her a ride home. My husband and I are very appreciative of all the assistance we received. The accident was a traumatic experience, but what happened that day reaffirmed our faith in the kindness of strangers during a time of need. Thank you.