I would like to sincerely thank the wonderful people who live near the intersections of 166th Street and Siesta for their kindness and assistance during the snowstorm Tuesday, February 26th.
My husband has been in the CVICU at Froedtert Hospital for the past seven weeks. I was going home from there to feed our golden retriever when I came upon an accident on North Avenue. Attempting to avoid the traffic jam, I decided to go through the nearby subdivision. Unfortunately, my car skidded making a turn onto 166th Street and ended up in the ditch at this intersection.
With no cell phone with me, I didn't know what to do. Within a couple of minutes, a wonderful gentleman came by, stopped and attempted to push me out of the ditch, but it was too difficult for one person to do. Soon a fantastic woman and her son (a student at Brookfield Central from the shirt he wore) came out of one of the nearby homes. They joined in, but the automobile remained mired in the deep snow. A few more minutes and another gentleman came from another nearby house. Between them shoveling, putting boards under the tires, and pushing, eventually they were able to get the car back up onto the road and I was able to get home.
I didn't return to he hospital until the next day, but then was able to tell my husband this story. He was as deeply touched at the kindness of these strangers as I was.
I have no idea who they are, or which houses they came from near this intersection, but I would like to publicly thank them from the bottom of my heart.
There are good people out there...people who will sacrifice their cozy homes on a snowy night to help a stranger in need.
Thank you and God bless each of you for your kindness.
Jean Jolliffe- Brookfield Road.
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