Woman meets her guardian angel
Published: June 28, 2007 | 6425th good news item since 2003
An 89-year-old great-grandmother shed tears of joy this afternoon when she met the mystery woman who saved her life.
Winifred Lindsay, on her way to a medical appointment on her motorized scooter yesterday afternoon, fell on the tracks and into the path on an oncoming CN Rail train Tuesday.
This afternoon, she hugged 52-year-old Deborah Chiborak, the Good Samaritan who pulled her off the tracks with the train only seconds away.
Chiborak’s mother, Agnes Rosmus, called the Free Press this morning after she read about her unidentified daughter’s heroic.
Chiborak, a restaurant owner and mother of two grown daughters, said any bystander would have done the same brave act.
“I knew I only had a few seconds to do what I had to do,” she said, wiping away tears.
When asked if she would do the same thing again, Chiborak replied: “Who wouldn’t?”