Hero Saves Woman; Anonymous Donor Pays His Medical Bill
Published: February 18, 2009 | 7379th good news item since 2003
Dutch information technology executive Filip Lou, 34, was visiting Singapore Sunday when he saw a woman jump into the Singapore River .
Filip didn’t hesitate; he quickly stripped down to his shorts and jumped in after her.
By the time emergency services arrived at the scene he had already brought the woman back to land.
His jump into the water resulted in several cuts on his hands and feet caused by the rough stones at the river’s edge.
After being treated for the superficial wounds at Singapore General Hospital he was then presented with a bill of $90.
After reading about his heroics readers of the newspaper The Straits Times offered to pay the bill on his behalf but they were a bit too late.
Wednesday morning an anonymous donor walked into the hospital and reimbursed Filip Lou for his medical expenses.
The money was later on collected by Filip’s wife as he himself had to attend a business conference.
Filip has been given an award by the Singapore Civil Defence Force.