WAIT: Good happens, too
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.