LIFE

3 Crossing Guards Save Elderly Lady’s Life By Calling 911 After She Doesn’t Answer Door For Days

by Ann-Sophie Kaemmerle
Native New Yorker, University of Virginia graduate, runner, and sometimes stand-up performer.

As loved ones get older, it’s important to keep a close eye on them and their health. As our bodies age, we are no longer able to do the things we once could. We’re simply not as limber as we once were. Our bones become more brittle, and just one fall can seriously injure an elderly individual.

So it’s a miracle that Lois Walker is alive today — and it’s all thanks to three Safe Passage workers.

Kimberly Barnes and Johna McLemore are part of a team meant to look after children crossing the streets on their way to and from school. But this time, the life they saved was that of the elderly woman.

They were used to seeing Lois some days and had gradually realized she didn’t have a winter coat. So one Friday, they walked up to her door with a coat in hand, hoping to surprise her. They knocked, and there was no answer.

They didn’t think much about it until they came back the following Monday, and there was still no response.

Just to make sure that the elderly mom was OK, they called police for a welfare check — and it’s a good thing they did. Lois was found on the floor. She had fallen and couldn’t get back up on her own.

She was taken to a hospital, where she is still being evaluated. Doctors say that she had been on the floor for about a week — and that she would have died if she had been found even just a day later.

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