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A road, a prosthetic leg and an expectant mother

Thursday, March 13, 2014   by: Staff received the following letter from loyal reader Glyn Heatley, whose daughter and son in law had an interesting adventure on their way to the maternity ward.
Around 1:30 a.m. on Tuesday my daughter (Melissa Marsh) and son in law (Tim Marsh) were driving down Great Northern Road.
Melissa was in labour and they had to rush to get Aidan (their son) to her sister's house to watch him while they were in the hospital.

As they neared the intersection of Great Northern Road and McNabb, Tim saw someone sat in the road.

They thought that he might be sat in traffic to kill himself of something else, as it was a weird sight at any time of day, let alone in the early hours of the morning.

Tim pulled over and went to see what was up.

A guy was distressed as he had lost his prosthetic leg.

It had fallen off as he was crossing the road.

Tim helped the man attach it again, and he asked if they could give him a ride home as it was close by.

Tim responded "Well my wife is sort of about to give birth."

But as the guy lived close by, they ran him home first.

*cue chase music*

They dropped their son off with his Auntie Roseanne, got to Sault Area Hospital just before 2 a.m. and Melissa proceeded to deliver baby, Holly Marie Marsh, within 10-15 minutes of getting into hospital.

Melissa had been eight centimetres dilated and in full contractions as this was all going on during the car ride.

Some said "Roll down the window and offer to call 911 next time," but they chose not to.

Holly Marie Marsh, a baby born out of kindness.


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kamen 3/13/2014 8:40:59 PM Report

Wow that is an awesome story, you are great people, and congrats on the new addition.
bustinout 3/13/2014 8:44:21 PM Report

Aww, What a nice story! I'm so glad to see that there are still decent people in this world. Especially glad that your beautiful baby girl arrived safely. You never know what's waiting around the corner in life do you.
fatafr 3/13/2014 9:30:31 PM Report

Very nice story that, fortunately, turned out ok for everyone. To stop for someone under these circumstances was probably something that most citizens would have thought twice before actually doing it.
Thankfully, in this case,it turns out to be the right thing to do and this young couple should be very proud of themselves.
madmaymax 3/13/2014 9:49:31 PM Report

This is one of the best life story posted to date:):):)Your baby girl does not know yet how wonderful her parents are,she is one lucky baby:):)Everyone,every where should "TRY A LITTLE KINDNESS" Thanks for sharing:):):)
lizzardskills 3/13/2014 10:42:34 PM Report

What condition is the mans prosthetic in I wonder? Maybe he needs a new one or better type....anyone know him?
Canna D. Yenn 3/13/2014 10:57:06 PM Report

I believe this would qualify as a 'heroic' action.

I would gladly read 100 stories such as this as opposed to one story about some miscreant who decides to surreptitiously reduce the inventory at Walmart, Sears, or Rome's.

Well done and congratulations.
Sam The Dog 3/14/2014 6:57:13 AM Report

ATTA BOY, Marsh's
sandpiper 3/14/2014 8:00:46 AM Report

So nice to see that we have such thoughtful people in the Soo. Welcome to the world little one. You have wonderful caring parents.
Pink Peony 3/14/2014 8:21:50 AM Report

Congratulations on the birth of your daughter! What you did for that gentleman was beautiful, caring and unselfish! A great news story for sure! :)
shirle 3/14/2014 10:41:52 AM Report

Is'nt it nice to hear a story of a kind act and a very happy ending of a healthy beautiful baby girl. What a nice story to tell her when she grows up. Nice to hear this after all the sad
news we hear today
thanks for sharing
jessiecat 3/14/2014 11:26:54 AM Report

great story, when it rains it pours
TFinn 3/14/2014 11:36:56 AM Report

Nice to see that good people are still out there..!!

PS our City ...plz fix the pot holes, it affects more than just vehicles …. :~(
Tills 3/14/2014 11:42:12 AM Report

Warm and Fuzzy all over..Now this is a story to start the weekend...Great people still left in this crazy world Congrats on your new addition!!
janetleigha 3/14/2014 12:37:25 PM Report

Congratulations Melissa & Tim on the birth of your daughter. And also congratulations to your parents for bringing such wonderful people into this world. Good job.
willoweep 3/14/2014 5:02:20 PM Report

A heart warming story with a beautiful ending Holly Marie Marsh :)

What an awesome "when i was born" story she will have to share :)
Pakadeva 3/16/2014 6:25:11 AM Report

This one had me in tears! Awesome parents, heroes in saving this man from potential death by oncoming traffic. God Bless you! "Holly Marie Marsh, a baby born out of kindness.", what a lovely statement to attach to birth announcements you may send out. Lucky little girl:)
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