EDMONTON – It took only a few thousand shares of our Global News story for Jeff and Jeri Hamilton to be on the phone with their “angels,” Craig Monley and Elayne Methot.
“It was unbelievable and it was so good to be able to talk to the people and say thank you,” said Jeff.
Jeff and his wife, Jeri, were seriously injured in a highway collision in Wyoming last summer. They were told a couple from Alberta had stopped to help them after a tire blew out on their Harley Davidson, near Thermopolis, Wyoming. They spent three weeks in hospital recovering.
The Florida couple had been searching for their “angels from Alberta” for months. Their daughter took to social media to find the Good Samaritans.
“We can’t thank everybody enough that shared it and participated and helped. I mean, how amazing in less than 24 hours they found these people for us and it was great,” said Jeff.
But there’s a twist.
The Hamiltons’ angels are not from Alberta. It turns out Monley and Methot are actually from Kelowna, B.C. But the Hamiltons still credit Albertans for helping share the story.
“It may not have come up to be Alberta but it’s thanks to the Alberta people that we did find the people that did help.”
It turns out both couples share a love of motorcycles and they plan to meet in person at the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in South Dakota next August.
Monley and his wife were travelling in their motorhome when they witnessed the crash.
“Your worst feeling is, ‘What happens if?’ And there it was in front of us,” Monley said recalling that day. “I was out there with my First Aid kit and I was trying to control his bleeding.”
Monley and Methot stayed with the injured couple until the ambulance arrived, cleaning their wounds and keeping them comfortable.
“We’ve thought about this over and over again and it was great to hear from them tonight. We’ve got a relationship going here,” Methot said. “There’s Alberta angels but we’re B.C. babes.”
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