Please re­mem­ber to stop and smell the roses

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

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.

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