Mum helped by strangers

Harefield Gazette - - FRONT PAGE - By Kather­ine Cle­men­tine

A MOTHER is reach­ing out to find the cou­ple that helped her af­ter she was struck with ex­cru­ci­at­ing back pain in Hayes End.

27-year-old Sam Maryan, from Hayes, woke up last Mon­day (Oc­to­ber 26) with a bad back and “plod­ded along” to the chemist with her daugh­ter, to buy parac­eta­mol and Deep Heat, think­ing it would go away.

She said: “I went into Ice­land in Hayes End and my back got worse and by the time I left I couldn't walk, I felt prick­les from the waist down."

Sam had suf­fered a mus­cle spasm in her back which caused her se­vere pain and she could barely move.

She man­aged to get her daugh­ter Alexi into the car and sat down only to find she couldn't move. At this point two strangers stepped in to help.

Sam said: “A lady came over to me and asked if ev­ery­thing was all right and I just burst into tears. I said: ‘I can't walk, I can't sit down, I can't do any­thing.”

The good Sa­mar­i­tans called for an am­bu­lance but they said they wouldn't send one as it wasn't an emer­gency.

Still in pain, the cou­ple, along with a nearby shop­keeper, helped Sam into their 4x4. The man drove Sam to A&E whilst the woman drove her car and her daugh­ter home.

Speak­ing of the man, Sam said: “He took to me A&E, he got me out the car and reg­is­tered and left. I said thank you but I was in so much pain I never got to ask his name.

“I just want to find them be­cause it was just such a ran­dom act of kind­ness. There were loads of peo­ple in Ice­land and not one per­son stopped. This cou­ple were just so nice. No­body ever does that any­more and I know I can't find them to say thank you.”

The cou­ple were well dressed and well spo­ken. The man had a cap on and is pos­si­bly called Mike, and the woman had short brown hair and wore glasses.

Mrs Maryan, who works as a cater­ing as­sis­tant, says she was “ap­pre­hen­sive” at first be­cause no one goes out of their way to help any­more.

She added: “I was so sur­prised and so grate­ful be­cause I was in so much pain, they were my life­savers.

“I'd like to give them a big bunch of flow­ers, bot­tle of wine, any­thing, just say to thank you – I would never have ex­pected any­one to help me the way they did.”

If you are the man or woman who helped Sam at her time of need and would like to get in touch, email kather­ine. cle­men­tine@trin­i­tymir­ror. com

n SEARCH: Sam Maryan and her six-year-old daugh­ter Alexi

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