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Shoppers helped ailing dad at Walmart

Posted: 08/25/2014 4:30 PM | Comments: 0

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My dad was hit by a car on Leila Avenue near Garden City Shopping Centre.

An ambulance took him to Seven Oaks General Hospital, and he was released about four hours later.

I took him to Walmart on McPhillips Street to get a prescription filled. While we were looking at some vacuum cleaners he was interested in, he suddenly said he wasn’t feeling well and started sweating, so he leaned on the shopping cart.

A shopper walking by asked if she could get us some water. I said, "Yes, please." She took off running, and by the time she returned, which was less than 30 seconds later, my dad did not look well at all.

She said she was going to get a chair and a face cloth. It was like this woman knew where everything was in the store.

I tried to call 911 but I just couldn’t do it, so the woman took the phone from me and called for an ambulance.

Two gentlemen who said they were doctors helped me calm down and kept taking my dad’s pulse and asking him questions before the ambulance came.

If not for these three people, I don’t know what I would have done. I thanked them very much, but in the confusion, I didn’t get their names.

I can’t thank them enough. I believe my father is still with us because of their actions.

He is doing fine now.

— Belinda Vinette

 

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