February 14, 2013
Thank God for
peole like Vanessa
I want to thank a wonderful woman I have never met named Vanessa. She called me from her cell phone from the Meijers parking lot, to tell me not to panic, but my 89-year-old father had an accident and he was being taken care of as she had called 911 and had the police and ambulance on the way. Of course, I was shaking with the news of my Dad having an accident and needing transport to the hospital, but, what I did not know was her involvement and heroics in taking control of a situation where an elderly man was in a terrible situation and extremely panicked. She took control of the situation and calmed my father, called the police and ambulance and may have saved his life.
It is so rare that a person today gets involved in a situation, for fear of consequences or whatever may cause them not to be involved. … so I want to thank you Vanessa, for your heroics, and your care to an elderly veteran who needed someone to guide and help him in his time of need and crisis. You are an example of what we all need to aspire to be — a compassionate, involved and caring human being.
— Robin Anderson, Lima