Everyday Angels

A biker crashes, and then a nurse appears

I was riding my bike across Rea Road on July 22 when I hit a curb and flipped. The driver of a car coming up the street saw me and pulled over. I was a bit dazed and was bleeding. Plus the contents of my bike bag were strewn everywhere.

He helped me gather my belongings and gave me a pair of shorts to serve as an improvised bandage for my knee. Turns out, he was a nurse. He noticed I was shaking and advised me to take some time to rest before continuing. I made a point to get his name so I could thank him publicly. Stephane Brico, thank you so much for your solicitous assistance! My day could have gone better, but your stopping made me feel better immediately. Thanks again!

Jim Cunningham, Charlotte

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