Much help for Mom on the quick

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

MY 86-year-old mother and I had just en­joyed a lovely movie and stopped in the mall for a bite to eat be­fore head­ing home. Some­thing Mom ate caused her to ex­pe­ri­ence se­vere in­di­ges­tion. She man­aged to get up and walk over to a wall and then col­lapsed to the floor with ex­treme pain in her chest area. Within sec­onds, a young cou­ple stopped. He pulled out his cell and called an am­bu­lance. Then a very kind man who ob­vi­ously had some train­ing in emer­gency sit­u­a­tions was next to Mom, ask­ing her all the right ques­tions and as­sur­ing her that the am­bu­lance would soon be there. All three people stayed right with us un­til the am­bu­lance ar­rived, and many oth­ers checked to make sure ev­ery­thing was looked af­ter. Mom was checked thor­oughly once they got her into the am­bu­lance and within 10 min­utes all of her vi­tal signs were strong. I was able to take her home. Thanks to ev­ery­one who dropped ev­ery­thing they were do­ing to take such good care of us. We were truly blessed. I AM 83, my wife is 80. Our neigh­bour Mur­ray has for years come over and shov­eled our side­walks first thing in the morn­ing. He will not take money but will have cof­fee with us. We are so lucky. Thanks to all the people who are so won­der­ful.

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