Yesterday I witnessed a 5am miracle…
It was 5.40am, I was taking a stroll around my neighborhood. I came across an old lady, in her pajamas, shivering cold on the side of the road.
She looked up at me and whispered “help”.
She was lost, only remembered her first name and nothing else. She had wondered out of her house in the middle of the night, no idea what time, no idea why. No phone number, no address, kept speaking to me in German.
She was crying, and I nearly was too.
I flagged down some other nearby morning walkers, one of them turned out to be the Medical Director at UCLA Medical Center. He told me to call 911.
Within 25 mins we had an ambulance and police car there helping the old lady, warming her and checking her vitals etc. The plan was to take her to the police station to figure out who she was and return her home. I wondered about her family that would wake up and find her missing.
At at that point I left and started to head home, choosing a route I don’t usually walk. After 6 or so blocks I found another lady, in tears, wandering around. She was crying and asked me if I had seen her 93 year old mother! Wow, what are the chances of me walking down that street!
I connected the dots, she quickly found her Mom, and the ambulance drove them all home. That’s when I snapped the photo above.
Honestly, I didn’t want to get up at 5am yesterday. And I didn’t want to walk or exercise. But I’m so glad I did. Because that old lady needed help, and I was up and awake to help her.
Have a great day!
**Update September 2020, some sad news :(**