Please remember to stop and smell the roses
I was caught up in the mad dash to catch the shuttle after leaving Investor’s Group Field. I don’t know why we are all in such a rush. To what, avoid waiting maybe three minutes for the next bus? Hopefully my story will remind us to slow down and enjoy the experience of having the Blue Bombers, a wonderful stadium and great fans. In the rush, I was bowled over by a large gentleman. All I remember is leaving the ground and knowing I was going to hit the sidewalk. Upon landing, I knew instantly my wrist was broken from the pain and visible deformity. I cannot directly thank my angel, Mike, the off-duty paramedic, who also was leaving the game. He stayed on his knees, propping me up on the sidewalk as we waited for an ambulance. All the buses had left, and the party had ended at Investor’s Group Field by the time the ambulance arrived. There were so many caring people who stopped and expressed concern, asking what they could do. It reaffirmed Winnipeg is a great city filled with caring people. Thanks to each and every one of you for making me feel very proud of being part of this great community. Thank you, dear Mike. You will always be in my husband’s and my hearts. Thanks to all you caring Winnipeggers. Please slow down and smell the roses. I know I will.