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WAIT: Good happens, too

| October 3, 2021 1:00 AM

In the midst of a world filled with bad news, sometimes the good is forgotten. So I would like to praise the kindness, help, and self-sacrifice exhibited by those who came to my aid about this time last month.

I was riding home from work about 8:30 on a Friday evening, when my Harley was struck by a car turning onto Sherman Avenue. As my bike transformed into a torch, several bystanders disregarded their own safety to pull me to safety. I was comforted and held till medical staff arrived by strangers who suddenly were friends.

Although both my bike and my foot were totaled, I gained a renewed appreciation for the goodness of others, and for the providence of God, who ordained for an off duty EMT and a student nurse to be present at the time of the accident.

I have been deeply touched by those who helped that night, and also by the candy, flowers, cards, prayers and words of encouragement sent by many.

So, may I say thank you to many neighbors I never knew before, who represent the best of Coeur d’Alene.

ALLEN ORTMANN

Coeur d’Alene

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