AmeriCare Medical Goes the Extra Mile to Reunite Injured Couple in Tragic Accident
In a display of compassion and humanity, the AmeriCare Medical Inc. family of companies stepped up to help a couple in their time of need.
The lives of a couple were permanently impacted when an accident occurred; they were both struck by a drunk driver. The varying severity of their injuries required them to be transferred to separate hospitals.
The spouse who had sustained less severe injuries was faced with the prospect of saying goodbye to their loved one for the last time at a different hospital but had no means of reaching them. The spouse turned to the AmeriCare Medical nursing staff, who reached out to Sun Medical Equipment & Supplies, a subsidiary of AmeriCare Medical specializing in durable medical equipment (DME) and equipped with a specialized transport truck designed to assist patients with mobility impairments.
Within two hours of receiving the initial call from the spouse, the Sun Medical employees began collaborating closely with the hospitals involved to find a solution that would allow the couple to be reunited for their final moments together. One employee was dispatched to pick up the stable spouse from one hospital and safely transport them to the bedside of their critically injured partner at the other facility.
The family of the couple was moved by this gesture. One nurse involved in the process said, “more things like this should be done to be more humanitarian.” This gesture not only brought comfort to the family but also served as a reminder of the power of empathy and the importance of selflessness in times of crisis.
This act of selflessness gave the couple the opportunity to experience comfort and closure in their last moments together. The surviving spouse is now progressing toward recovery and is anticipated to return home soon.
When asked about the decision to transport the surviving spouse, the Sun Medical employee responsible for the transport stated, “Absolutely… without question.” This sentiment was shared unanimously by all the Sun Medical employees involved in the operation, reaffirming their commitment to doing the right thing, not just as employees but as human beings.
The Sun Medical employee arrived at the hospital to pick up the surviving spouse around 1 p.m., ensuring not only a safe transport, but also taking the time to provide them with a wheelchair and cushion for the drive to the other hospital.
During the transport, the Sun Medical employee offered support and a listening ear to the patient and another family member not involved in the accident. The family shared their gratitude with the Sun Medical employee, who stated, “[helping the couple was] the right thing to do as a human being.” They further expressed, “we’re glad we got the opportunity to make the decision [to help].”
In a world often overshadowed by adversity and challenges, this story serves as a reminder that empathy always shines through. Sun Medical Equipment & Supplies, in collaboration with the hospital staff, has shown that acts of kindness can make a meaningful impact in the lives that they touch.