I was a school crossing guard. My day started as it typically did...around 10am without warning a car ran a red light. I didn't realize what was happening. I heard metal crumpling and the next thing I was on the ground. Pain rang thru my entire body. I was worried, I heard sirens and knew the school bus was due..it always came at 10:20 for early dismissal. As I lay broken and bleeding on the ground with the fire men and paramedics. I apparently kept asking "don't let them see me like this"...and you see Jean had come out of her house hearing the noise. She heard my blurry calls thru all the commotion and understood what no other did, promptly returning inside for a blanket, to cover me up with. I couldn't let "my kids" see me like that, she understood and bullied the paramedics to keep me covered. I see Mrs. C as my hero, at the time of the accident she was 81 years old and went almost everyday to her daughters restaurant. Anytime she would see me she would ask if I needed anything or was there anything she could do for me.
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