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Medic pays parking ticket for grieving daughter

He opted to pay the $129 upon finding the ticket in an ambulance after transporting the woman's mother, who later died

Huffington Post

VICTORIA, Australia — If you found someone else's parking ticket, would you pay it?

Marc Primrose did. After finding a parking ticket belonging to Rosemary Morgan, whose mom he had transported in an ambulance last month and who had died shortly after their meeting, the Australian paramedic-in-training opted to pay the $129 fine instead of adding to the woes of the family.

“It was my instinct not to just let this go because someone would have ended up with late fees and I didn’t want that to happen,” Mr. Primrose told The Whittlesea Leader, an Australian newspaper. “I’m just glad that it helped.”

Read full storyParamedic Finds Family's Parking Ticket In Ambulance, Pays It To Help Ease Their Grief

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Frank Staples Frank Staples Thursday, August 28, 2014 4:03:54 PM Great!!!
Martha Anne Daniel McCarty Martha Anne Daniel McCarty Friday, August 29, 2014 1:33:56 PM Our profession is a calling, a ministry, not just a job.
Kenny Reams Kenny Reams Saturday, August 30, 2014 10:23:38 PM How did it go unnoticed in the box for a month?
Kenneth Churning Kenneth Churning Sunday, August 31, 2014 8:30:03 AM Great job, almost perfect!
Jim Medlock Jim Medlock Tuesday, September 02, 2014 10:46:39 AM Hopefully you willnot expereince such a heart wrenching trauma, however then we'll ask you for the answer.. Emotional shock usually disrupts human activities, sometimes for a long time....
Kenny Reams Kenny Reams Tuesday, September 02, 2014 11:28:09 AM I think you may have misunderstood me. Obviously this is a terrible thing and I hope I don't have tragedy like that in my life. but, my question was, how is it that it took a month before the emt found the parking ticket?
Chuck York Chuck York Wednesday, September 03, 2014 7:30:19 AM This happens more often than not. Several yrs ago I was dispatched to an MVC involving a family. My pt was a 6 yr old lil girl with minor injuries being transported for observation. All she asked for was "Dolly" who was her little doll whom she had since birth. I actually had seen the doll at the scene and sorry to say it was trashed. So I asked the Father (who was at the ED for minor injuries) where he had purchased it and he told me "Toys R Us". So I rushed across the street and got her a new one. Smart girl told me this wasn't her "Dolly". I told her yes it was but Dolly had been hurt also and the Doctors fixed her up just like new. The smile and hug I received was worth the little white lie I told to make my pt feel better. Funny part is that I got a card from her 10 yrs later telling me she knew it wasn't her "Dolly" but she didn't want to make me feel bad. She still had the replacement and treated it like the original. 50% of pt care is their emotions and we do what we can to comfort them. Keep up the great job and be safe out there

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