Zeki rides to rescue after facebook plea
ASTUDENT biker rushed to a sick stranger’s rescue by collecting her medication after spotting her desperate plea on Facebook.
Manchester University history student Zeki AlKhishali sped all the way from his Stockport home to Manchester city centre, where he picked up the tablets, before transporting them to Jolene Oliver, in Wythenshawe.
Mum-of-one Jolene sent out a plea on the Facebook group ‘ FOR SALE OR SWAP IN STOCKPORT’, which she helps manage, asking if anyone could help pick up her tablets.
Zeki, 23, quickly offered his help as Jolene’s car had broken down and she faced immediate side effects without her medication.
“He is one of a kind,” said Jolene, what is training to be a teacher in ‘mindfulness’, a form of treatment for mental health problems which involves meditation and breathing exercises.
“I have got a little boy and it was all running through my head what would happen if I didn’t get my medication. But Zeki saved the day.”
Zeki, who joined the Facebook group to try to sell his brother’s motorbike, quickly replied to the post and was already in his leathers by the time Jolene sent over her address.
As he travelled to her house, Jolene, 37, said she could have ‘cried at the act of human kindness’.
“I thought posting on the group would be a long shot,” she said.
“So I thought it might have been a joke when he first came for ward. But it wasn’t. He is an incredible person.”
Despite nearly 150 people writing messages of congratulations to Zeki for his kind deed, the humble philanthropist said he was just tr ying to help out someone in need.
“I am absolutely blown away by the messages,” he said.
“It’s funny because all the posts on the group are about selling toasters and sofas and clothes – but this woman genuinely just needed some help.
“She was clearly over the moon. I don’t think anyone has been so happy to see me in all my life.”
And Zeki isn’t a stranger to helping others – he has recently just started volunteering for the Blood Bikes Manchester, a charity which transports blood, platelets, vaccines and any other urgent medical supplies to hospitals.
“I believe in karma and I just hope I have passed on this message of good will,” he said.