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Published: Saturday, April 20, 2013, 12:01 a.m.
Good Samaritan

So grateful for young man's help, care

On March 7 I was in a near head-on collision at the intersection of Highway 9 and Cathcart Way. A lady asked me if I was all right, and I told her I didn't know. I handed her my cell phone and her husband called my son and sent him some pictures of my car. I heard someone asking for more napkins. There was a young man kneeling beside my car holding the napkins to the side of my head. The windshield and driver's window had no glass left in them. The young man didn't move until the medics got to me and took over. I talked with him and he told me his name was Josh. Later in the day Josh had found out which hospital I was in and came bringing me some flowers! We were all quite touched by his thoughtfulness. He couldn't have acted more concerned if he had been my grandson.
My family and I are so grateful for Josh Smith for his help. We all want to thank Josh and thank the Lord for such young people. It looks as if our world will be in good hands for some years to come with such young people around.
Jane Bilbro
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