It was Nov. 28, 2020, a perfectly clear, sunny afternoon. While riding a motorcycle over to a friend’s house, I found myself in a sudden life or death situation.
A farm truck had cut right in front of me on Deltaport Way while attempting to make a U-turn. I was forced to lay my bike down to avoid crashing into the back of the steel box attached to the truck. I’m not sure what exactly happened or how on earth I avoided the truck, but I found myself on the pavement, with no idea of which way I was facing, where I was on the road, or where the bike ended up.
The only thing I remember is a woman sitting behind me holding my head and keeping anyone from moving me until the ambulance arrived. She sat with me, kept me calm, and was the only source of comfort I had.
This brings me to needing to reach out to her and the fire department who put on the back board while waiting for ambulance transport. We don’t realize how important these acts of kindness are until they are faced head on. I will never take for granted all of the people who give so selflessly to help others. I will be forever grateful to my guardian angel on that November day.
I would love to be able to thank the person who kept me calm while waiting for the ambulance. If you are reading this, I’d love to buy you a coffee.