Heartfelt thanks

TAKE heart people of Mandurah, because Mandurah really does still have amazing and compassionate people who will be there for you in your time of need.

My friend and I really hope that those amazing people, who stopped to assist us in our time of desperation, read this note so that they will know how grateful we are and that we will never forget their acts of kindness.

We will never forget the willingness of those people who saw us struggling on the Mandurah Estuary Bridge to help us and thank you for your physical and moral support and just for staying with us when we needed you.

In particular, the man in the white hat who I asked to take over from me and who never once gave up; the woman who knew when to take my phone off me when I was unable to continue speaking to the ambulance service and she calmly told them where we were; the woman who spoke to my husband on my phone when, through shock, I couldn’t make sense of what I was saying and she told him what had happened and that he was needed urgently; the woman who spoke to our friend on my phone and told her what had happened and where we were; the woman who stood close and spoke kindly and encouragingly to us throughout; those people who looked out for the ambulance to show them where we were; those who stayed on the bridge and gave us support and encouragement ” our heartfelt thanks are given to all of you.

Sadly, as you may be aware, the outcome was devastating.

Please take solace knowing that you were giving assistance to a man who spent his life assisting others; a man who would not have hesitated to assist you at any time and under any circumstances – an exceptional man who will be greatly missed by many.

Jacqui Orias and Tania Read,

Mandurah