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Letter: Thank you to off-duty paramedic

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On Jan. 11, I took my 5-year-old grandson to the Folsom Skate Park to ride his scooter. I told him I was going to the car to get my camera. He was wearing his helmet, elbow pads and knee pads, so I wasn’t worried. When I returned a few minutes later, I saw him lying at the bottom of a 4-foot deep “bowl” with his face in a pool of blood. There was a deep gash between his upper lip and his nose, and two of his teeth were crooked. I tried to get him to lie still but he struggled to his feet and kept saying, “What happened? I don’t know what happened!” I led him to a bench while trying to calm him down. Just a few seconds later, a man kneeled down next to us and quietly said the sweetest words I ever could have heard at that moment. “I’m an off-duty paramedic. May I look at him?” To this stranger, I want to say, “Thank you” for coming to help us that awful day. My grandson is healing well and will be back at the skate park with a helmet that has face protection. Judee Jensen, Foresthill