An 81-year-old man from North Carolina returned home from a six-month hospital stay for a cancer treatment. He was hungry, had no food and no one to help him. So he called 911.
Unable to care for himself and with no relatives in the Fayetteville, North Carolina, area where he lives, Clarence Blackmon dialed 911 and told the dispatcher that he needed help to buy food, WTVD reports.
Blackmon told the 911 operator that whatever she could do would help. (Scroll down for the video.)
1. Clarence Blackmon, 81 (left), made a desperate call to 911 because he had no food. An hour and a half later Marilyn Hinson (right) along with two officers, showed up at Blackmon’s home with a box of groceries she bought for him.
2. Hinson brought him cabbage, soft drinks, beets and even made him a few ham sandwiches.
Blackmon told the dispatcher, Marilyn Hinson:
I can’t do anything. I can’t go anywhere. I can’t get out of my damn chair.
And an hour and a half later, Hinson, accompanied by two officers, turned up at Blackmon’s door. With her supervisor’s permission she brought a box of groceries she had bought for Blackmon. She told WTVD:
He was hungry.
I’ve been hungry. A lot of people can’t say that, but I can, and I can’t stand for anyone to be hungry.
3. With her supervisor’s permission, Hinson, and two officers, made a house call to Blackmon.
4. Blackmon will soon have a home health nurse who will check on him twice a week, but Hinson gave him her number telling Blackmon to call her if he needed anything.
Hinson brought cabbage, soft drinks, beets and even made few ham sandwiches for Blackmon. The grateful recipient said:
It was like a little miracle ringing in my ear. I thought, “Jesus, you answered those prayers!”
Blackmon will soon be looked after by a home health nurse who will check on him twice a week, however Hinson left her phone number, telling him to call her if he needed anything, according to ABC News. Blackmon told ABC:
She is such a delightful lady. It’s amazing. Us little people need a helping hand every once in a while.
Most of the time, we get overlooked. We’re still here.
5. An elderly man called 911 for food because he couldn’t move — an ABC News report.
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