Neighbor Offers His Place To Stay Seeing The 89Yr Old In Trouble.
When we need immediate help, we call our neighbors, whether its to feed the fish and water our plants when we’re away, or to lend a hand when we have some DIY project at hand. Neighbors sometimes even do much more when least expected and here are 7 people who did amazing things for their neighbors.
1. For years the pair lived across the hall from each other in the same apartment complex in West Hollywood, California, but after Cook’s hospital stay, doctors told her she couldn’t return home to her apartment unless she had 24-hour care, which wasn’t covered by her insurance.
Norma Cook, 89, suffers from Leukemia and spent 2 months in the hospital battling pneumonia and breathing problems. Her neighbour Chris Salavatore, 31, is a Hollywood actor. When Chris discovered that Norma requires help, he quickly offered his place for her to stay.
“She couldn’t be happier that I asked,” he said. “I was over there visiting most days anyway.” “The only other option was for her to go into a facility,” he continued. “I just couldn’t do that to someone who is like my own grandmother.”
Both say the arrangement is working out well, and they’ve developed a routine. “He cooks for me,” Cook, who is childless and doesn’t have close family in California, told TODAY. “If he can’t make it as an actor, he can make it as a chef,” she joked.
2. Finding a kidney donor is no small challenge. In the United States, nearly 100,000 people are currently on the waiting list for a new kidney.
Melvin Freeman of Oakdale, Minnesota had been searching for a kidney for nearly a year. When out of no where, neighbour Chuck Paulson and his Wife both were ready to give their kidney to save Freeman.
When the neighbor first checked with his wife before going forward with his extraordinary offer, she reportedly told him “if you don’t, I will.”
3. A man who wanted to do the right thing. Walnut Creek, California’s Ahmad Jodeh is being called a hero for jumping into a situation that many others would’ve avoided.
When Ahmad Jodeh heard noises coming from a neighbor’s apartment, he sprung into action. Jodeh wrestled a suspected burglar to the ground at the Boulders Apartments on North Civic Drive in Walnut Creek and held him until police arrived.
“It only requires good men to triumph, it only requires good men to do nothing,” he said.
4. A tragedy leaves 3 children without anyone so a neighbor/mother of 5 opens her heart and her home to help.
Tisha Beauchmin, (a Las Vegas bingo cashier) and her husband Kevin, also a casino worker, helps this desperate mother of 3 in a way that many couldn’t imagine.
But for Tisha, it was something her past had prepared her for.
If we all help each other the way this couple did the world would definitely be a better place.
5. Zofia Noceti-Klepacka of Poland won the bronze medal in the women’s RS-X at the London Olympics, a windsurfing event that involved a heavy sailboard. Now she intends to sell it — but for a very worthy cause.
Noceti-Klepacka has a neighbor named Zuzia, a 5-year-old girl with cystic fibrosis. She requires constant care, and that care has proven to be a financial challenge to her family. She’s also Noceti-Klepacka’s biggest fan.
So Noceti-Klepacka vowed before the Summer Games that if she won a medal, she would put it up for auction, with the proceeds going to Zuzia and her family.
6. In February, Jennifer Simmons’ husband was diagnosed with stage four laryngeal cancer. Simmons of Tucson, AZ became the only income earner with little to no time off to take care of her home. But recently, she needed a lot of help.
“I need them to renew my lease so I asked for help in clearing the yard so I can have a good home inspection,” says Simmons.
After storms hit the area – grass and weeds became waist high. “It’s a hard pill to swallow but I asked for help and I put it on Facebook,” says Simmons.
To her surprise more than 100 people responded. Volunteers from all over town came together to lend a hand.
7. Ryan Anderson of west Wichita, Kansas was getting his golf bag ready and was prepared to go out for his golf game when he heard screams of an 11 year old girl, crying for help. Ryan saw the neighbors house on fire and quickly entered the apartment.
“When I got in there, the couch was on fire and (the fire) wasn’t that big,” Anderson says. “I just kind of walked around it, but when I had the 4 year old boy in my hands and was coming back out, it had grown a lot. So that’s when I kind of brushed up against the couch and got burned.
Fire investigators say the 11-year-old girl and the four-year-old boy are safe and with their parents. Anderson downplayed his role in saving the four-year-old, saying anyone would have done it.
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