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Mark Denbrook is thankful for his postal hero CCA Jason Westby.

Mark Denbrook was having a flashback. The retired Hibbing, MN, teacher suffers from an inner ear disorder that can affect his balance. Recently while walking his two small dogs, he suddenly felt dizzy and fell face down to the ground.

“To steal the line from the commercial, I’d fallen and I couldn’t get up,” Denbrook later told the Hibbing Daily Tribune.

Just then, Hibbing City Carrier Assistant Jason Westby (who was in his first week on the job) had turned into the alley where Denbrook had fallen. Westby rushed up with cell phone in hand and asked Denbrook if he wanted him to call 911. Denbrook was alert and answered that he thought if he could get to his feet he would be all right.

Westby and a passerby then helped him up, checked to make sure he was steady, and observed Denbrook as he walked to his home to make sure he made it safely. Except for a couple of bumps and scrapes, Denbrook was fine and recovered quickly. (Photo courtesy of Kelly Grinsteinner, Hibbing Daily Tribune)

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2 Comments

  1. Anonymous

     /  July 24, 2014

    Way to go Jason! It is so nice to read the good things that Postal employees do. Sadly some supervisors think that Postal employees are not worthy and treat them as such.

  2. Jonn

     /  July 24, 2014

    I think people can be bad or good no matter what position they’re in. It’s up to each of us to try and be like Bill and Ted – “be excellent to each other.” It’s the best way to live, even when some around us don’t follow that philosophy.

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