Fitness instructor, Ellie Farnfield, was at the train station for her daily commute to work when she suddenly woke up dazed and confused. It turns out that she suffered an unexpected seizure, and she didn’t even know.
How she found out about her horrible ordeal was that there was £10 and a handwritten note from an unknown stranger. The note was signed “Love, Tom.”
The note says:
Hi Eleanor. I hope by the time you read this you are feeling better. You had a seizure on the train and I took you off. You didn’t hit your head, but I may have hurt your leg as I walked on it before realizing you were on the floor having a fit! Sorry! I’m also sorry I can’t stay with you now, but here is a coffee to perk you up later and £10 to make sure you get a taxi home. Sorry I don’t have anymore money, so I hope you don’t live far away. I’ve contacted people from your phone and medical help is on its way and you’re with train staff. Wishing you all the best and a quick recovery. Love Tom.
Tom had tried to contact 14 people from Farnfield’s contact list, but when he couldn’t get ahold of anyone, he quickly notified the train station’s staff.
The part-time acupuncture student, who is studying at York, is now hoping to track down the stranger, who only referred to himself as ‘Tom’.
The note, which was posted by Miss Farnfield on Facebook on Thursday morning, has already been shared nearly 1,000 times.
She wrote alongside the image:
Faith restored in humanity in London last night. Thank you so much to everyone who helped me last night – especially “Tom”.
‘Would love to try and find this man so I can return his money and add many many thanks to it!!’
Farnfield is now searching all across social media to locate her rescuer. She wants to personally thank him. Now people all around the world are trying to help Farnfield locate the mysterious Tom with the #FindTrainTom hashtag.
Wouldn’t it be great to help Miss Farnfield find Tom? What a gentleman. I mean, really. If you think about all the crazy things that are happening in the world, or for that matter, the crazy things that could have happened to Farnfield had Tom not taken care of her and been there to support her. Had he not been there, she could have bumped her head, fallen, been injured or who knows what else could have happened. Not only was Tom there, he recognized Farnfield was having a seizure AND knew what to do – mainly prevent her from hurting herself.
About 1 out of every 26 people will develop epilepsy or a seizure disorder at some point in their lives. More than one-third of people with epilepsy continue to have seizures despite treatment. I certainly hope, if I am one of those 26, I hope there is someone like “Tom” in my life when that happens.
I have had people and animals around me who had seizures and were treated. It was a difficult thing for me to watch. I felt helpless. I just made sure the area where the person was having the seizure was clear of anything, so the victims could not be in harm’s way.
God Bless Tom for being there at the right moment in time for Ms. Farnfield. What a Good Samaratin. Let’s show our appreciation and support. Please continue to share #FindTrainTom
Written by Nancy Hayes
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