On April 20 I tripped on a crack in the bitumen on the footpath just outside the shop Father Rabbit. I landed full length on the footpath straight on to my chin and nose! Immediately folk came to my aid.
As I lay on the ground catching my breath I could hear folk making helpful suggestions.
The young man from Father Rabbit ran to see if I was OK, returned with his first aid kit, and then a drink of water. A woman grabbed some serviettes from Dear Jervois to try and stem the blood – she and another woman, both ex-nurses helped me to eventually stand up and then sit on a chair that appeared from Dear Jervois.
Two retired dentists were walking by and offered to check that my teeth and jaw were OK. When I was recovered enough to walk, one of the women, Helen, helped me along to the Herne Bay Medical Centre close by and then disappeared.
There, the receptionist, doctor and nurse were also so helpful even though it is not an A&E kind of health centre. I felt as if I had jumped the queue!
After a check-up and four stitches to my chin, the nurse, Dianne, then offered to take me home. You can see why I have been overwhelmed by people’s generosity of spirit. As Tara at the Herne Bay Post Shop further along the road, commented – we live in an amazing, caring community. I heartily agree.