I slipped and fell in the parking lot at the corner of Killarney Avenue and Pembina Highway. I went flying and landed under a parked truck.
As I lay there helpless, stunned and in shock, a kind gentleman rushed to my aid. Fortunately for me, this gentleman was an EMT responder and he immediately recognized my dilemma and knew what to do.
His first words were, "Don’t move, Ma’am." He speculated that I had separated my shoulder, and he used my scarf to make a temporary sling. He also stayed with me and comforted me until an ambulance arrived to take me to hospital.
It was later determined that I had broken the bone in my arm between the shoulder and the elbow.
This gentleman was on his way to work and had only just stopped in at 7-Eleven to pick up a coffee. He was my guardian angel that day.
I did not get the name of this kind gentleman but his actions reminded me that there are still a lot of good people in this world. To this gentleman, I say thank you for coming to my aid.
— Polly Cudjoe