Thursday, October 13, 2011

Day 286, October 13

Yesterday I wrote about a woman stopping to help a stranger who had fallen. Today, I'd like to continue the theme of people helping others.
My aunt (this is the same one I've referenced before) sent me a newspaper clipping of a United States senator who stopped to help a stranger in an airport.
Senator Phil Roe had risen early to catch a 5:30 AM flight out of the Tri-cities Airport in Blountville that would connect him with a Charlotte (North Carolina) flight on to Washington, DC. While sipping a cup of coffee in the Charlotte airport, he heard a shout and saw a man lying on the floor. He rushed to the man and administered CPR.
The senator was not worried about missing his flight but was concerned about the man on the floor. His aid no doubt saved the man's life. Roe stayed with the man until he was transported to the hospital. Later, Roe called the hospital to check on the man's condition.
Frequently, we hear stories about the less than admirable behavior of congressmen and senators. How nice it was to read of a senator who acted with compassion and unselfishness.
So, for today, I am grateful for the example of a senator.

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