I went for a run by the river valley and as I made my way up the hill by the Victoria golf course, I started to get goosebumps and my mouth started to have a tingling sensation. I do not recall feeling exhausted, but I stopped and sat down for a bit, and my vision started to get extremely bright. After closing my eyes for a few moments, everything was white and I couldn’t see at all. I was starting to feel sick and after regaining some vision about ten minutes later, I tried to walk up the rest of the hill. I couldn’t make it without feeling like I was going to fall over and so I stopped on the side.
By this time, I still could not see completely, and two men, James and Clayton, asked if I needed help. They were worried I was having an allergy attack, as I had broken out in hives, had swollen lips and had a weak pulse, and so they helped walk me to a convenience store to use the washroom.
My sight eventually cleared up and they bought me some juice and called for a cab ride to my car. They came with me to make sure I wouldn’t try to drive, paid for the cab, then waited with me until I had a friend come pick me up and take me to the hospital. Not quite sure what would have happened if these two Aboriginal men, out of a handful of people who passed by, had not stopped and helped me!
They refused to take any money for the cab or anything as a thank you, simply requesting that I just pay it forward. I am truly grateful for their kindness and would like to return the favor; any suggestions.