Two Ohio men are being congratulated today after helping an unconscious woman and her daughter.
Rayfield Hallman and Steven William Wood were driving through Maple Heights, a suburb of Cleveland, Ohio on Dec 23rd when they spotted a woman lying in her doorway with her 3-year-old daughter nearby.
The woman in the doorway was 42-year-old Latonya Perry.
Hallman said he almost kept driving but thought twice when he realized the child was outside in 36-degree weather.
“I was on the phone and I was like, man, this doesn’t look too good,” Hallman told WEWS “I ended up pulling back and tried to communicate with her through my car, but I didn’t get a response at all”
The two men approached Perry, who was semi-conscious, and her toddler. The 3-year-old was awakened by Wood and Hallman, who asked her if she was OK. The child responded, “My mommy, my mommy”
The two cousins waited for paramedics to arrive on the scene and placed the toddler inside their car to get her out of the cold. They also grabbed Perry’s poodle who was outside with her.
First responders determined that the victim had suffered a seizure and transported her to Marymount hospital. Perry returned home on Dec 26th after being treated.
“You always hear about bad stuff about our young black men. To see that our young black men are doing something good out here, its so great” Perry told the news source.
The victim also thanked the good Samaritans by phone for helping her and her daughter. She told them, “You saved my life”
Hallman responded, “I’m just glad I was able to recognize the situation and be a blessing to your life…..I’m glad your OK.”
Maple Heights Police Department rewarded both Wood and Hallman with two restaurant gift cards for “showing everyone else that compassion for our fellow man is still an applicable Characteristic in our world”