She missed her bus to ensure my health and safety.
On the afternoon of Friday the 13th, I was waiting for the bus at the Barkley Village shelter when suddenly I was overcome with chest pain, dizziness and slight nausea. Without hesitation, a lady also there called 911, and while her voice was urgent, it was not panicked as she explained to the dispatcher my problem, and encouraged me to hang on, that the ambulance was coming. Even though her bus was arriving at the stop, she waited until the ambulance personnel had gotten me on the gurney for transport.
I never learned her name. I barely saw her face. I will always remember her act of kindness.
This is the only way I know to say thank you to that kindhearted, caring lady, and to let her know that my condition was, fortunately, not life-threatening. I hope some day I can truly thank her by performing a similar act of kindness and caring should the need arise. She will always be in my prayers.
Paul Moore, Bellingham