A Good Samaritan named Anne Marie Behan; 57 years old lost her phone while providing first aid on a man who has just been in a car accident outside her house at Nanaimo, British Columbia.
According to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, the phone of Behan was stolen while she was helping an accident victim that happened in Nanaimo, B.C. Her phone was replaced by a stranger. The last thing that Behan was thinking was protecting her phone, and she can’t afford to buy a new one.
Saving a life
Behan recalled later, that she was busy wrapping Christmas presents at home at around 8 in the evening on a weekend. She suddenly heard cars smashing against each other and she can hear people screaming outside her front window.
She went out of the front area of her house and she realized there was a car accident on the corner. Some children are shouting and screaming. She immediately decided to go out and look what happened. Behan had been working at the Nanaimo hospital as a care aide for almost 10 years.
Behan immediately ran outside in her slippers and a phone in one hand. She is already prepared to call the emergency numbers. She saw a man in the back seat of one of the cars. The man has difficulty with his breathing. Behan placed her phone on the hood of the car and tried to help the victim.
She held the head of the victim up and does not know how badly the man was hurt. Behan immediately provided first aid on the man. Some bystanders called the paramedics. The paramedics took over the man from Behan and continued providing first aid. The man was brought to the hospital for further treatment.
It was not until after the paramedics have gone that Behan realizes her phone was gone. She could not believe it and cried after realizing what had happened. I used that phone to talk to my daughter and had everything on it. I could not replace it anymore.
According to Constable Gary O’Brien, he stated in news that local detachment were busy receiving offers to help with the problem of Behan. According to Behan the phone was a “lifeline” that connects her to her work and daughter. And being a single mother, she did not have enough money to replace it.
An anonymous man who was flying to Houston read about the incident. He offered to replace the lost phone of Behan. The first person she contacted after she received the new phone was her daughter.
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