88-year-old thanks anonymous Good Samaritans in Hope

Jean Harrison, who lives without most of her vision, got lost on the street before two men stopped to help

An 88-year-old Hope resident wants to thank two fellow community members for helping her out in a time of need.

Jean Harrison is partially blind, having lost the majority of her vision, so she doesn’t go out much from her home of 14 years at Riverside Manor. On Tuesday, July 17, she decided to leave home to visit the Fields store, after which she planned to go to the doctor.

It was at this point that she became very disoriented. She didn’t recognize anything around her, and said she felt like she wasn’t even in Hope anymore.

“I thought that the doctor was handy to Fields, so I wasn’t too concerned. But all of a sudden I walked and walked and walked, and it is very hard to walk with my walker. So finally I just gave up and sat down there and cried like a child,” she said.

This is the first time something like this has happened to Harrison, an experience she describes as “very scary.”

As she sat on her walker crying, one man she describes as a big man came out of a building to ask her how she was doing. He told her not to move as he went and got another man, “a slight man” who was able to transport Harrison to the doctor in his car.

Despite not knowing the identity of her helpers, she didn’t think to ask their names as she was very upset at the time. She wants to thank them for taking time out of their day to help her.

“Those two men, God bless them. They came and said, ‘Are you all right? Have you got a problem?’ They were so kind. They had a job and had a life but they left it to help me,” Harrison said.

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