Everyday Angels

‘I can’t thank these two caring people enough’

John and Dee Shuff, of Indian Land. They were thankful for the help of two strangers when John passed out in a restaurant.
John and Dee Shuff, of Indian Land. They were thankful for the help of two strangers when John passed out in a restaurant. Courtesy of John and Dee Shuff

My husband, John, and I were just finishing dinner at a restaurant in Indian Land, and he got up to pay the bill. As he walked to the register, he fell to the floor. A young man named Stace sitting near the exit saw him fall and asked if he needed help. John told him he felt dizzy, so the young man helped him to a chair. When he sat down, he passed out.

A young lady, Julie, came over. She told him she used to be an EMT and got a waitress to come over with a cold cloth to put on his head. As she did this, Stace dialed 911.

I rode in the ambulance with John, and Stace said he would follow us to the hospital. He waited for hours with me until the doctor came and said they needed to keep John overnight for tests.

Stace drove me back to the restaurant where our car was parked and stayed with me until I told him I was OK to drive home. He called the next morning to make sure I got home and see if there was anything else he could do for us.

I can’t thank these two caring people enough for going out of their way for us. We didn’t get their last names, but God bless these two angels! Dee Shuff, Indian Land, S.C.

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