Henderson family searches for Samaritan in scrubs
Posted November 16, 2014
Updated November 17, 2014
Henderson, N.C. — John Nelson has a message for the woman he believes saved his 9-year-old granddaughter’s life.
His granddaughter, Jayla Owen, remained in intensive care at Duke University Hospital Sunday after she was hit by a car near the intersection of Deerfield Farms and Martin Luther King roads, near Henderson, in Warren County on Thursday.
Jayla had exited her school bus and was checking the mail when a driver swerved to miss her, but ended up hitting her.
“And for her vitals and everything to be where they are right now, knowing her, she’s a fighter,” Nelson said.
As Jayla laid on the ground, Nelson said a woman in medical scrubs showed up and cared for the girl before paramedics arrived.
"(The paramedic’s) exact words were that ‘The woman did everything she had to do, that she was supposed to do, to give her a fighting chance,’” Nelson said.
The woman left before anyone could get her name.
Nelson has a message for that woman.
“Look ma’am, come forth so we can find out who you are because I have hugs and thanks for what you’ve done,” he said.
The driver was not charged.