The article by Gerald Martin [RE: Maple Ridge octogenarian grateful to angel for kindness amid outbreak, March 21, The News] reminded me of something that happened to me a week ago.
I was straddling my bike and waiting for the light to change on the corner of Dewdney Trunk [Road] and 228th [Street].
When it did, I attempted to swing my leg over the bike so I could walk it. My leg caught on something and I took a rather serious fall.
The number of concerned viewers was impressive.
I had several come to me to ask if I was all right, and even had drivers stop and inquire.
Where I was (traffic wise) on the street was dangerous but I was able to get to safety.
Catching my breath was difficult as I was rammed in the chest by my handle bars so I was unable to say “thanks,” which I do now to those who stopped and cared.
A passerby came up to me, identified herself as a Maple Ridge nurse who carried Band-Aids. She applied them to spots where blood was running.
I never asked her name but she also has my thanks.
I consider her my angel in this instance.
Barry Bentley, Maple Ridge
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