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Cochranite seeks those who helped during medical emergency

“I want to thank them all because without their help I would have died right there in the snow,” Marrow said. “Their help has made me realize how precious life really is and how amazing of a community Cochrane is.”
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COCHRANE— A Cochrane man is looking to find the people who helped him during a medical emergency.

Shawn Morrow was having difficult day at home Saturday (Feb. 13) and went for a walk to clear his head.

His walk took him by the Cochrane Movie House, where Morrow collapsed in the snow after experiencing a medical emergency.

Marrow said Cochranites were quick to act and a kind woman and her son checked to make sure he was OK, while they promptly called 911.

“Numerous other people showed up offering blankets to keep me warm and talked to me and kept me awake and alive,” Morrow said. “Honestly to have people help me, it felt good, because in that moment I needed the help. To have complete strangers reach out and help me the way they did made my heart feel warm.”

He is currently healing in the hospital but has a plan for when he is fully recovered from his ordeal.

Marrow is now on a mission to find the people who helped him and thank them personally. Their actions saved his life, he said, and he cannot express enough gratitude.

He estimates there were about six people who helped him during the emergency.

“I want to thank them all because without their help I would have died right there in the snow,” Marrow said. “Their help has made me realize how precious life really is and how amazing of a community Cochrane is.”

Marrow has been living in Cochrane for about three years, he said, and is consistently amazed at Cochranite's commitment to helping those in need— Even if it is stopping in to check on a complete stranger.

Marrow hopes to pay their kind actions forward one day and help someone or a family in need.

“I was very surprised how many people jumped in and made sure I was comfortable and as warm as I could be," Marrow said. "I want to express my thanks to those people who helped me. All of them there was a lot that stopped."

 
 
 
 
 


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