Strangers helped in an emer­gency

Kapi-Mana News - - OPINION -

One Sun­day re­cently while I was driv­ing home, my fi­ance rang to say his daugh­ter had had a seizure while out for a walk with her grand­mother.

He has epilepsy and was not com­fort­able driv­ing while un­der this stress, so he be­gan run­ning to where she was while I drove to meet him.

I got al­most home and re­alised I had not passed him so rang to see where he was.

A man an­swered the phone and ad­vised my part­ner had also had a seizure!

As I came around the cor­ner in Ti­tahi Bay, I could see my part­ner ly­ing on the ground sur­rounded by about five people and two po­lice­men.

These people had seen my part­ner sud­denly fall to the ground and seize up, and so had pulled over to help him.

He had hit his head pretty badly, but the people had him in the re­cov­ery po­si­tion and were ap­ply­ing pres­sure to the bleed­ing.

The am­bu­lance ar­rived and all the people made sure we were both OK and that all his be­long­ings were safely with me.

My part­ner was taken to hospi­tal where he was di­ag­nosed with a frac­tured skull and had to stay sev­eral days.

His daugh­ter was cleared by the am­bu­lance crew and is back to her nor­mal self.

Ba­si­cally I wanted to thank the kind strangers who stopped and made sure he was well looked af­ter. I was a bit all over the show, so did not even think to get their names and num­bers to thank them later.

This shows what great people there are out there in the com­mu­nity and makes me so proud to live here.

It re­stores my faith in hu­man­ity.

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