Elderly seniors are sometimes seen on at bus stops or at supermarkets. If they are still able to walk and move by themselves, you will see them outside or in stores. Well, here is a story that you may find very touching.
On March 31st of this year, an elderly couple was spotted in Hialeah by the Hialeah High School girls’ softball team. During a game practice, the girls witnessed an elderly couple get hit by a wayward construction trailer as they waited at a bus stop near the school’s softball field. According to Carlos Espinosa, the Hialeah Fire Captain, “the impact destroyed the bus bench. In fact, we didn’t know that was a bus bench there until we saw pieces of it.”
So how did the girls react to this tragic event? The girls ran to go help the elderly couple. They pulled away a chain link fence that was on top of one of the victims. Then, they let the paramedics on scene finish their job. Team member Natasha Brito said, “We just started lifting the fence. The woman was bleeding a lot and the man ended up on top of the trailer. It was a crazy scene out there.” Another team member by the name of Anicia Johnson stated that the girls’ softball team were in the outfield when one of her teammates saw the crash take place.
On May 30, the entire Hialeah High School girls’ softball team was recognized for their act of kindness and help by the Hialeah Mayor Carlos Hernandez and the Hialeah Fire Department. They received the Good Samaritan Award and metals for their quick thinking. The paramedics believe that these girls literally saved the elderly couples’ lives.
It’s always important to think quickly and intelligently when the something unexpected happens. You may not have an experience like this where you will save an elderly couple after they are hit by a construction trailer, but you may experience something else. If you have elderly parents or grandparents who live with you, you may feel bad having to see them struggle as they move from one room to another or pick up clothes from the washer. Sure, you help them when you can. However, you may feel worried about them as you are working at your job. You want your family to do the things they want to do and feel comfortable. You want them to get the assistance they need while you are working or out of the house.
Always Best Care Senior Services in West Palm Beach, FL can help you and your family. They offer care for the elderly. They provide in home care. Always Best Care puts the needs of seniors before their own. Some of the home services they can give your elderly family members include the following:
- Medication management
- Monitor diet and eating
- Escort for shopping, errands, and appointments
- And much more!
Call Always Best Care Senior Services in West Palm Beach today at (561) 463-0390 to speak to a representative who can give you further information on how you can get their services. You will be helping your senior loved ones just as the Hialeah High School girls’ softball team helped the elderly couple. Reach out and save a life today!