“I responded as an EMT two nights ago to a medical problem on Logwood Circle. As I pulled up to the residence, a neighbor, who was out walking by, asked ‘Is everything all right?’ I told him ‘I don’t know, I haven’t evaluated the patient yet.’ He said ‘Can I help?’ I said ‘Sure, can you clean off the stairs so other responders and the ambulance crew can better access the home?’ Awhile later, I came outside to find that he had shoveled the ENTIRE driveway(!) and then went about his walk. Thank you sir for your efforts… it helped us immensely in getting the patient to the ambulance and the hospital. I never got his name; he was just a neighbor helping a neighbor… gotta like it.”
• George, Essex Center Front Porch Forum
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