Pensioner's thanks to teenagers

A SHAKEN Ipswich grandma has today praised these two young heroes who rescued her after she fell in the street.Jessie Milligan, 85, said her experience had transformed her views of the town's youngsters who she had previously thought would be unwilling to help an elderly lady in distress.

A SHAKEN grandma has today praised these two young heroes who rescued her after she fell in the street.

Jessie Milligan, 85, said her experience had transformed her views of the town's youngsters who she had previously thought would be unwilling to help an elderly lady in distress.

Mrs Milligan, who lives near Norwich Road, Ipswich was taken to hospital after 23-year-old Aisha Turmel and 18-year-old Carl Harris found her with blood gushing from her head earlier this month.

She said: “I don't remember what happened, I just went up in the air and felt myself falling forward.

“I don't know how long I lay there before they came to help.

“They were very, very kind. I have no idea what would have happened if they hadn't stopped.

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“When I found out it had been youngsters who helped I was surprised and very pleased.

“You hear so many stories about youngsters who are selfish and inconsiderate but they have changed my mind.

“It's nice to know people are willing to stop and help.”

Mrs Milligan, who has now recovered from her ordeal but still has severe bruising to her face, said she was that the young people who helped her knew how grateful she was to them.

And the duo who helped her, who both live at Ipswich's YMCA on Wellington Street, near to where Mrs Milligan fell said they were pleased to have bucked the negative stereotypes about the younger generation.

Miss Turmel said: “We were on our way back home when we saw an elderly lady lying on the floor.

“There was lots of blood gushing from her head and so we phoned the ambulance and talked to her.

“My family always said you should help others. It doesn't take any time to help someone but she was frightened and not sure what was going on so she needed our help.”

And Mr Harris added: “I'd want someone to help my grandma in that situation so I'm pleased we stopped to help.”

n Have you been rescued by a Good Samaritan? Write to Your Letters, Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich IP4 1AN or e-mail eveningstarletters@eveningstar.co.uk.

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