Many acts of kind­ness af­ter car crash

Winnipeg Free Press - Section G - - THE SOCIAL PAGE -

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.

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