Police thank two men for helping half-conscious mother: 'I'm sure that other people drove past and decided not to do anything'

Police in Maple Heights, Ohio, have congratulated two young men who saved the life of a mother and cared for her 3-year-old child.

The Maple Heights Police Department highlighted Rayfield Hallman and Steven William Wood in a Facebook post on Wednesday for stopping to assist a mother who was having a seizure as they were driving by her home on Sunday evening. The woman was lying in her doorway, half conscious, with her daughter nearby.

Hallman “almost continued on, but out of concern for a small child being alone, he stopped to check and make sure everything was okay,” the police wrote.

Rayfield and Steven called 911 to get the woman help, and took the toddler and sat her in their vehicle to get her out of the cold. They even grabbed the victim’s small poodle which was outside with her. They stood by until we arrived on scene and determined that the woman was suffering from some sort of seizure.”

On 12-23-2018 at around 1730hrs, these two young men, Rayfield Hallman and Steven William Wood, were driving past the…

Posted by Maple Heights Police Department on Wednesday, December 26, 2018

The fire department transported the mom to Marymount Hospital, and the police spoke to a neighbor who provided the husband’s contact information. “Rayfield and Steven’s decision to show concern for another person probably saved not only the woman’s life, but possibly saved the life of her daughter, who was outside in the night cold (36 degrees) and at the young age of 3 yrs old, did not have the wherewithal to take action to care for herself.

“I’m sure that other people drove past and decided not to do anything,” read the Facebook post, “but because Rayfield and Steven decided to show a high level of character and compassion, the woman, her daughter and her dog should be fine.”

The police wrote that both men were given gift cards to the restaurant Mr. Chicken and “a heartfelt ‘Thank You’ for going out of their way to help someone else, showing everyone else that compassion for our fellow man is still an applicable characteristic in our world.”

Yahoo Lifestyle could not reach the Maple Heights Police Department for comment, and relatives of Hallman and Wood did not return Yahoo Lifestyle’s requests for comment.

Ohio police thanked <span>Rayfield Hallman and Steven William Wood</span> for their heroic act. (Photo: Facebook/Maple Heights Police Department)
Ohio police thanked Rayfield Hallman and Steven William Wood for their heroic act. (Photo: Facebook/Maple Heights Police Department)

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