Hero mail carrier's concern may have saved woman's life
Shonda Lemon worried when a regular mail customer didn't pick up her daily delivery. Her call to 911 may have saved the woman's life.
Shonda Lemon is an eight year veteran of the U. S Postal Service and explains she's delivered mail for about four years in the Dunning neighborhood, knows many residents and keeps an extra special eye on some the elderly on my route by me being on the right for so long there did in my heart. When Shonda noticed her 89 year old friend Helen was not picking up her special rubber band bundles for easy grabbing for three days, she began toe worry and knocked on the door day after day that she wasn't getting the mail with a rubber band. That's when I knew it was something wrong. When no one responded, Shonda called 911 for a well being check. Helen was found on the floor. No food or water. Her niece, Mary, got the call. I feared the worst. Helen was alive, but hurt and weak. She fell, Um, and she laid there. My heart trembled. It just made me cry, Mary believes. Had it not been for Shonda, I don't think she would have lasted. Mary felt she needed to meet the caring mail carrier. I need to tell her, Thank you so much. And tonight it happened on the quiet Normandie Avenue called a sack. Thank you, sweetheart. No, you're an angel. I love you so much hugging her, you and Beth, like Sharma, is being called a hero by co workers and others, but left when we tell her I just look at myself as one of God's Children looking after his other kids. That was my blessing for the day that she was okay.