Moreland mail carrier helps elderly couple needing medical assistance
By KRISTIAN HAMMOND
On July 31, a Moreland mail carrier received a cry of help through a letter in a mailbox and gladly answered the call.
Jodi Wasden, a substitute mail carrier, was running a regular route when she came across a note for her in one of the mailboxes starting off “Dear Postmistress.” The note stated that the woman inside had fallen the day before and could not get help because the phones were out from the storm the night before.
“Since someone was able to carry the note to the mailbox, why weren’t they able to take the woman to the hospital? I called my head postmistress and she informed me that the house belonged to an elderly couple, so then I realized that I had to help. When I went up to the house to check on the elderly lady, the husband’s face lit up and calls to his wife excitedly telling her ‘she’s here, she’s here.’”
The husband of the elderly lady, barely able to walk, had taken the note to the mailbox for his wife who was injured from a fall. They had been waiting for the carrier to come by so they could get help. Quick thinking on Wasden’s part brought the necessary help needed.
“We called the daughter-in-law of the elderly couple, as well as 911,” Wasden explained. “It was a bit of a helpless feeling since all that I could do was call for help, but I was very relieved when she was safe in the hands of the paramedics.”
The woman is currently undergoing rehabilitation for a broken hip and will return home soon.