LIFE

Mail Carrier Saves Woman From Dying Of Dehydration When She Breaks Into Her Home

by Gwendolyn Plummer
Gwen is a writer, reader, hockey fan, concert goer, and lunchtime enthusiast.

When 87-year-old Marie Boyer fell inside her home, she thought she would die.

After slipping and falling, Marie found herself helpless on the floor of her home, unable to get back up. The doors and windows in her house were closed, so Marie’s calls for help went unheard.

For four whole days, Marie lay on the floor of her home. She was falling in and out of consciousness, dehydrated, and slowly dying.

Marie says, “I remember thinking to myself, I didn’t wanna die that way.”

Nobody heard her screams for help — but her mail carrier, Lisa Sweeney, did notice something was off at Marie’s house.

Lisa had been Marie’s mail carrier for 13 years, so she knew Marie’s habits very well. When Lisa realized that Marie’s mail and garbage were piling up in front of her home, her gut told her to call 911.

Lisa says, “I decided I should call 911. I mean, I didn’t know, but my heart told me she was inside.”

Thanks to Lisa’s call, the FDNY and NYPD broke into Marie’s home — and found her clinging to life on the floor. Lisa burst into tears when she learned that Marie was alive.

Now, Lisa and Marie have a stronger bond than ever.

Check out the video below to meet Lisa and Marie, and please SHARE this lovely story on Facebook!

Thumbnail Photo: Instagram / Candicane82

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