Just before Mother’s Day, a carrier for the U.S. Postal Service in San Ramon came to the aid of an elderly woman with Parkinson’s disease after she was injured in a fall, likely saving her life and recently earning a personal letter of recognition from the Postmaster General of the United States.
Robert Doppler was driving along his usual route ahead of the holiday, when he came upon an 81-year-old woman lying on the ground near her mailbox, motionless and bleeding from her head, according to USPS officials. Upon finding the woman Doppler immediately called 9-1-1 and waited by her side until help arrived.
The woman had lost her balance when she attempted to sit on an electrical box and fell, striking her head on the curb, and because of her illness could not get back up without assistance from Doppler, and a UPS driver who had also stopped to help.