Sasha Risi, a South Surrey mother of three children under the age of three is searching for a Good Samaritan to say thank you.
All three children were in the back seat of her car last Thursday. They were stuck in traffic on 152 Street when her two year old son, Lyon, suddenly couldn’t breathe.
“I see his lips are turning blue and he’s really struggling, he’s choking and puking everywhere,” Risi said. “I knew right then and there, I have to do something now.”
She was stuck in the left lane at an intersection during rush hour and could not pull over, so she put the car into park and jumped out, which caused traffic to stop.
“Cars are literally just detouring right beside us,” Risi said. “It was a terrible situation and they’re just honking and giving me the middle finger. I’m whacking him on the back screaming and yelling asking for people to call 911.”
Fortunately, one person did stop to help. A nurse.
“She was calling out all the things we needed to do and she just went into action and she was helping calm me,” Risi said. “When everything was under control, she helped clean up all the puke and even offered to drive me home.”
Amid all the chaos, Risi never got to ask for the woman’s name and now wants to find her.
“I’d love to meet her and hug her and say thank you,” Risi said. “She really helped save my son’s life and she put herself at risk.”
She said the good Samaritan is an Indo-Canadian woman in her 20s, possibly early 30s, who drives a black Honda.
Risi can be found on Instagram @mylyonkingarmy.