(04/19/2013)

A Shining Star goes to US Postal rural mail carrier Lisa Ullom.

The Shining Star is from Terri Amaro of Dallas, Texas.

My dear relative, who is 83 years old, lives at the end of a holler on Deadening Run Dr. near Grantsville. One afternoon he was walking along the creek near his house and suddenly slipped on the soft ground from recent rains, and fell down the side of the bank.

He fell directly into a wild rose bush, and found it impossible to get loose from it. He began yelling for help, but there was no one in sight.

After a while, his mail carrier Lisa Ullom came up his driveway to deliver his mail. Luckily, she heard him and rushed to his aid. She was somewhat shocked because she saw that he was bleeding badly from his head and thought he had a serious injury.

She immediately called 911, and went into his house to see if anyone was there. His wife, who is 91, who is unable to leave the house, was given the news about her husband.

The mailwoman told her that her husband was OK and talking, but was refusing to go the hospital. Turns out, the husband lost a lot of blood, but his injury was not as bad as it seemed, only a lot of cuts and scratches on his head from the attacking rose bush.

If the mailwoman hadn't come along though, things might have been worse.

Believe it or not, a few weeks later, same man fell again, this time in his carport and couldn't get up.

Lucky for him again, the same mailwoman came along and was able to help him. Thank goodness, he was OK and she helped him back into his house.

Lisa Ullom was very kind and concerned. I bet she never thought this would be part of her job description.

By the way, as the mailwoman made her rounds yesterday, she saw my relative and made sure to ask how he was doing, and gave him a hug.

How many people get a hug from their mail carrier? Well, I live in a big city and would never get a hug like that.

A Shining Star to Lisa Ullom.


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