Postal carrier credited for saving senior with Parkinson’s

Just before Mother’s Day, a carrier for the U.S. Postal Service in San Ramon came to the aid of an elderly woman with Parkinson’s disease after she was injured in a fall, likely saving her life and recently earning a personal letter of recognition from the Postmaster General of the United States.

Robert Doppler was driving along his usual route ahead of the holiday, when he came upon an 81-year-old woman lying on the ground near her mailbox, motionless and bleeding from her head, according to USPS officials. Upon finding the woman Doppler immediately called 9-1-1 and waited by her side until help arrived.

The woman had lost her balance when she attempted to sit on an electrical box and fell, striking her head on the curb, and because of her illness could not get back up without assistance from Doppler, and a UPS driver who had also stopped to help.

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How about the postal worker busted in the Post Office parking lot with Drugs and Drug Paraphernalia and not a hint of news of it anywhere

Ohhh in Rutledge, TN

I was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease a year ago at the age of 67. For several months I had noticed tremors in my right hand and the shaking of my right foot when I was sitting. My normally beautiful cursive writing was now small cramped printing. And I tended to lose my balance. Neurologist had me walk down the hall and said I didn’t swing my right arm. I had never noticed! I was in denial for a while as there is no history in my family of parents and five older siblings, but I had to accept I had… Read more »