What would you do if you were paralyzed and someone was in need of your help? As I was driving to school one day, I heard an inspiring story on a local radio station about a woman named Corinne Colombier from Switzerland. Colombier was in a car accident several years ago, and was left with injuries to her legs and spine. She has not been able to walk by herself since then.
After hearing screams for help, Colombier miraculously hurried from her wheelchair, and sprinted 150 feet toward the noise. She realized that it was an old man in an outdoor swimming pool that was drowning. Colombier quickly dove into the water, and managed the keep the old man's face above the water until the lifeguard came back from his restroom break. When the lifeguard came, he helped get the man out of the pool.
After that, Colombier began first aid on the old man. She had another lady help her. The lady gave chest compressions while Colombier gave the old man mouth-to-mouth. After about a minute, the old man regained consciousness.
The old man was sent to a hospital, where he is said to be in ‘stable and satisfactory condition’. The director of care, Raymond Bonvin, said, “A nurse told me if he is still living it is thanks Corinne.” Corinne is just happy that the old man is able to have a second chance at life after her marvelous save.
The fact that Corinne was able to run and save someone’s life is truly a phenomenon. Therapists still do not know how she was able to accomplish something so great. They say that they will review her therapy course to try to help her to walk again on her own.
This story is an example of what our bodies are capable of doing when they are placed under stressful situations. This is an inspirational example that everyone can learn from. It teaches us that we should never lose hope in anything.
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