Ran­dom acts of kind­ness

Stranger stayed un­til help ar­rived

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

I was driv­ing along High­way 8 to a cousin’s gath­er­ing at Spruce Sands in July. I lost con­trol of my ve­hi­cle and landed on the edge of a farmer’s field, go­ing through about two feet of wa­ter and hit­ting a hy­dro pole. No sooner had I come to a halt when a com­plete stranger waded through the wa­ter and mud to stay with me un­til help ar­rived. He was on his way to Win­nipeg to watch his grand­chil­dren play base­ball. I told him I would be all right and that he was go­ing to miss the game, but he in­sisted on stay­ing un­til help ar­rived. His clothes and shoes were wet. I will be for­ever grate­ful to Clint Kennedy for be­ing there with me un­til as­sis­tance ar­rived. Hope you got to see some of your grand­chil­dren’s base­ball game. I’m also thank­ful to the St. An­drews Fire Depart­ment and the am­bu­lance staff, Philip Hab­ba­con and his fe­male as­sis­tant whose name I for­got. I suf­fered a com­pres­sion frac­ture of my spine. My re­cov­ery is slow, but I’m do­ing well.

LEFT (L-R): Tammy Le, Anne Zakalunzy, Vi­vian Sam­son, Jenx Ly, Eileen San­tos, Diane Woloshen and Matthew


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