Strangers helped in an emergency
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.