Thank you to High Street residents

Mandy Scollon expresses gratitude to the strangers and neighbours who helped her and her family find their three-year-old son.

Editor:

I would like to express a sincere thank you to the residents of High Street who were so helpful to me and my family.

At around 4 p.m. on Sunday, our three-year-old son Jesse went missing from our backyard. My family and I searched the house in a panic but couldn’t find him. He always responds when we call him.

We were fearing the worst. We  frantically ran out into the road and just started screaming his name and running up and down the streets calling him. And then to my surprise, people came out of their homes, some with babies in hand, and they started to call for him too. There were people on foot and bike searching for him too.

I was on the phone with 9-1-1 when we found him hiding in our basement under the laundry table.

I am so overwhelmed with gratitude for everyone who came out in an instant and pitched in to help find Jesse. These people were strangers and neighbours I barely knew … I can’t believe the love and care these people demonstrated!!! Me and my family are so blessed to live in such an amazing community where everyone comes to the aid of someone in dire need.

From me and my family, thank you residents of High Street!! Special thanks to Elaine Frank and all her helpers at Carlos Place!

Mandy Scollon

Ladysmith