Letter to the Editor

Anonymous person saved a man's life

Thursday, December 8, 2005

To Whom It May Concern:

I would love to know who you are. On Friday night you saved my father's life on Dec. 2 between 7 and 9 p.m. You saw him wandering near the two trucks near a loading dock. He was walking with a walker and you had the presence of mind to go to the nearby nursing home and alert them to a missing elderly resident. That elderly resident was my dad.

It was 20 degrees outside, the wind chill was less than that and he had no coat or gloves or hat. He had Alzheimer's, and he did not realize it was even cold outside. He just thought he was "going home." He had managed to slip past the nursing station and got past the front door.

So, you stopping and alerting them was the only way they would have known that he was missing and where to find him. If you had not driven by that night...well...the outcome would have been unspeakable for my dad. So, I just want to thank you from the bottom of my heart!

God does send us guardian angels, and God bless you!

Mary Ann Tillman

Exeter, Missouri