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'This tragedy has caused a painful hole in my heart'
to the editor,
I think it is important that Mr. Paul Rose's family know that after his
accident he was never alone. I ran across a parking lot to try and help
after the accident but couldn't get to him because a chain link fence
blocked my way.
I knelt in the mud at the fence, my fingers gripping the cold metal
tightly as I talked to Paul in a soothing voice. I prayed non stop for
him and I haven't stopped crying over his accident and now death.
My boyfriend has first-aid, he came running right behind me and climbed
over the fence and never left Paul's side until paramedics arrived. My
boyfriend found his (faint) pulse and held onto it and talked to him
the whole time telling him he was strong and told him, "hang in there
friend, help is on their way."
A woman who was behind him and witnessed the accident, was in hysterics
but she too was there for him. He was never alone.
This tragedy has caused a painful hole in my heart. I wish I could get
a message to his family to let them know he was not speeding. He was
not at fault for what happened. No one was.
My heart goes out to the family and if they have any questions or would
like to contact me, please do so. I would really like to see a picture
of him before his accident so I can get this image that is etched in my
mind out of my head. He is only four years older than me and I wanted
so badly to hold that poor man in my arms as I prayed for him, even
though I couldn't get to his side and I knew I couldn't move him.
I wish I could have done more but I did everything I could, include
mourn his death. I won't forget him.