Mike Cooper with the card given to him by the clients in the Chemainus Adult Day Program. (Photo submitted)

Mike Cooper with the card given to him by the clients in the Chemainus Adult Day Program. (Photo submitted)

Health care adult day program clients appreciate man’s gesture

Card presented for helping hand during a traffic backlog

“There’s just not enough feel-good (stories) lately,” says Sandi McLeod.

So she was more than happy to pass along some details of one to show they still happen.

In late July, McLeod was driving clients from the Chemainus Health Care Centre’s adult day program to their homes in Ladysmith. There had been an accident on the highway and all the streets in Ladysmith were jammed with traffic.

“I needed to back out of a client’s long driveway and would have been waiting for a very long time with clients still on the bus,” she noted.

Fortunately, Mike Cooper was driving an Xtend rentals dump truck in the vicinity. “When he was near where I was waiting to back out into traffic, he stopped his vehicle and jumped out and then stopped traffic in both directions and guided me back around his dump truck,” McLeod explained.

The clients on the bus were very relieved that they did not have to sit in traffic for a really long time and wanted to somehow express their thanks to Cooper. They did so by making him a card.

“Nice gestures should be acknowledged,” conceded McLeod.

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