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Paramedic praises Passmores student

Communities / Mon 23rd Jan 2017 at 03:14pm

A paramedic has written to the head of Passmores Academy praising the kindness of student who came to the aide of an elderly lady who suffered a fall.

We thought we would simply publish the letter.

Dear Mr Goddard,

My name is Sam Parsons, a Paramedic with East of England Ambulance Service.

On Thursday 19th January, I was part of a crew dispatched to an address in Harlow for an elderly lady who had a fall.

On arrival we were greeted by a student of yours called Rebekka Heritage. That morning on her way to school she had found the elderly lady on the floor outside her house after she had a fall and was bleeding from her face.

She helped the elderly lady off the floor and into her house after she refused an ambulance.

Later that day after school, Rebekka had the compassion to return to the ladies house to check up on her. Upon not answering her door she called for an ambulance and we showed up 20 minutes later whilst Rebekka waited in the freezing cold outside.

In the end we had to get the Fire Service to force entry and thankfully found the lady alive, well & very shocked to find four firemen, three ambulance staff, a neighbour and a schoolgirl in her living room!

Myself and my colleagues (Dave and Dale) were truly humbled by the compassion and empathy shown by Rebekka as all three of us have been to similar scenarios with worse outcomes as people are often too busy with their own lives to spend a couple of minutes to check up on their elderly neighbours after a fall.

All three of us would just like to say thank you and well done to Rebekka for her actions today. Please could you pass this on to her as she is a credit to Passmores Academy and her family.

Thank you,

Sam Parsons
Ongar Ambulance Station

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