Eastwood heroine comes to the rescue again

2013-11-19 00:00

THE size of Tiny Muir’s heart belies her name — the Grey’s Hospital nurse has become a hero in the Eastwood community for her constant good deeds.

Most recently, Muir offered support and help to two frightened children involved in a horrific accident that claimed the life of their father.

On Friday, Muir was on her way home from work when she saw people gathered around two vehicles that had been involved in an accident.

“When I saw the vehicles, I stopped. People were all around, but no one really knew what to do. I saw the children stuck in the one car. They were scared. I tried to reassure them, and when the paramedics came, I offered to help with the drips,” said Muir.

According to eye witness Debbie Porter, the children had to be cut out of the car with the jaws of life. She said that Muir is an admired member of the community.

“She is always doing things like this. She stayed with those children the whole time. When the paramedics came, she helped. The little boy had glass through his eye and she kept him calm. The boy was holding her and didn’t want to let go. She is just excellent,” Porter told The Witness.

Being an employee of Grey’s Hospital, Muir called the hospital ahead of the children’s arrival to inform staff of the situation.

The children’s aunt Felicia Roberts was also comforted by Muir’s presence at the accident.

“She was really helpful. She calmed them [the children] down, she kept us calm, and she updated us as best she could. I know her, so when I saw her, I knew the children were in good hands,” Roberts said.

Muir has continued checking on the children, who both had to undergo surgery following the accident.

Lending a helping hand is something that comes naturally to Muir, but she is humbled by the community’s admiration of her.

“This is my calling. I am meant to help people. It is such a rewarding thing, and it makes me feel good to know that people appreciate what I do,” she said.

This is not the first time Muir has gone beyond the call of duty to help a victim of a road accident. Last year, she and two other nurses stopped to help a man who was knocked down by a truck. The man lay at the roadside for four hours before the nurses stopped to help him.

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