A Good Samaritan
On August 27, 2012 I was riding my road bike down Call Street. While crossing the intersection at chapel a car hit me. I flew across the hood and landed face first on the other side of the intersection. I was not wearing a helmet and probably was going about 20 miles. Obviously not a great situation for any person to be in, especially on the first day of classes. But while I was lying on the ground in need of help, Terry W. came to my side.
Terry was prepping his new store for the grand opening in a week and a half when he heard the thud of my bike hit the car. He ran over and was one of the first people to respond to the scene. Terry then took it upon himself to assess the scene. He started asking me how I was doing. At this point, I was semi-conscious and remember Terry asking me questions. But since it happened so fast I didn't know who was talking to me.
Terry kept me aware until the police officer entered the scene. The officer took over the crowd control and assessed the situation, which gave Terry the most important job. Just like he was the first person to be on the scene, he was the first person to pray for me in this horrendous situation. Even after I’d been taken away Terry still had his thoughts on me. Terry somehow contacted my parents and was able to express his concern about how I was doing. This is remarkable. Terry had a store opening up in a week and one of his primary concerns was how I was doing; a person he probably only saw for a few minutes.
After a week of recovery and the store opening up, I decided to stop by to express how thankful I was for what Terry did for me and to listen to his story. My timing was not the best, stopping by during lunch rush, but Terry still took time out of his day and talked with me and bought me lunch.
This was the closest I've been to death in my life and Terry did two very important things for me, both of which I'm extremely thankful for.