A USPS worker is bein held a hero after she helped save the life of one of her elderly clients after a fall.
Authorities say 34-year-old Shonda Lemon contacted them on January 14th to conduct a welfare check on a customer.
Lemon said she felt like there was something wrong because her client Helen Iwanski, who usually meets her to get her mail hadn’t been to the door or picked up her mail in three days.
“It was out of the ordinary for her not to get her mail, especially with the rubber bands being on it,” Lemon said.
When authorities entered the home, they found Iwanski laying on the floor after she had fallen. Authorities say she had been there for several days.
Iwanski was admitted to Advocate Luthern General Hospital according to her niece.
Lemon said she could hear sirens leaving the home and was relieved to hear that they found Iwanski alive.
USPS has since released a statement to CNN stating that they are extremely proud of Lemon’s actions:
” Postal Service employees know the habits of their customers and the rhythms of their communities, and are often the first to notify emergency personnel and render aid when something is wrong,” USPS said. ” Employees have been commended for going above and beyond the call of duty in a variety of situations, such as assisting lost children, getting help for sick or injured customers, spotting fires, and more. It’s another example o the heroic actions taken by an employee in the neighborhood they serve.”