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Last night, I was driving back to Raleigh a few hours after the game - a little disappointed the Pirate offense didn't play any better - when I caught a sight out of the corner of my eye. The roadway was very dark at 10:30, but I could make out what looked like a human body lying on a sidewalk about a mile from my home.

I'm 6-4, 225, but I admit I was a little scared to approach, but it was 38 and headed down to the upper 20s last night, so I couldn't do nothing. I stopped the car and went over to where the body was. I called out, "Do you need help?" just hoping for signs of life. Fortunately, a faint woman's voice called back, "Yes! Please!"

I was able to call 9-1-1 and put my Pirate hoodie over her legs. As I sat with her it became apparent she was homeless. (What I initially thought were bags of groceries around her were, in fact, her worldly possessions.) She had been injured earlier in the day, and said she thought she could make it, but by last night, the pain from broken ribs was overwhelming, and in the cold she couldn't breathe, so she collapsed on the sidewalk. Pretty awful when that's your best option.

Long story short, about 15 minutes later, an ambulance arrived, along with police, and I'm sure she got at least the immediate care she needed.

I was fortunate to be in the right place at the right time. And as importantly, I was fortunate to learn, yet again, how little it matters to lose a football game.

Posted: 11/27/2021 at 10:08AM


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Perspective -- '82Pirate 11/27/2021 10:08AM
  You just never know how HE will use you! -- Sea Rover 11/27/2021 12:30PM
  God bless you ** -- Wolverine91 11/27/2021 12:03PM
  God sent you to her, you saved her life, -- J.S. 11/27/2021 11:59AM
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  Oh that was a great kindness! Perspective ** -- JollyRoger 11/27/2021 10:54AM
  The Good Samaritan!! Bless ya bro. ❤️ ** -- CincyPirate 11/27/2021 10:36AM
  Thank you for stopping. ** -- trinitypirate 11/27/2021 10:17AM
  Bless you. ** -- piratelaw 11/27/2021 10:13AM

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