Letter: A big thank you to CFD



My wife has health problems that have put us in hospitals and a nursing center since Dec. 5, 2018. On Feb. 2, she was in IU North Hospital. I was on my way to my own doctor’s appointment when I had a flat tire north of 96th Street on Spring Mill Road. Roadside assistance said they would be to my aid no later than 75 minutes.

After about 15 minutes, the fire engine from Carmel Fire Station 45 stopped across the street and asked about my troubles. In a few moments two of the firemen got out of the truck to change my tire, kneeling in the snow while doing so. I offered them cash for their coffee fund, which they refused.

When I told them about my woes and why their kindness meant so much to me, they both gave me big hugs. Such kindness one does not often reveal itself! All Carmelites (the right term?) should be proud of them! Thanks so much, men!

Duane Etienne, Indianapolis

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