Irish girl’s encounter with an elderly lady on a train serves as a reminder to be kinder
With the hustle and bustle of life, it’s easy to forget the smaller things.
One girl’s heartbreaking encounter on a train is a stark reminder that sometimes it's important to drop everything and just focus on those close to you.
Amy O’Connor from Limerick was on the train yesterday when she found herself sitting opposite an older lady who began having a nose bleed.
As it transpired, the woman was returning from a chemo session and was confused traveling alone.
The post in full reads:
“On the train way down home , this very old woman sat across from me. About 10-15 minutes I noticed she was having a nose bleed. I ran to the bathroom to get her some tissue, and tried to comfort her as she was embarrassed and alone. I then had to ring a family member of hers to find out what medication she was meant to take as she couldn’t remember.
As I got talking to her and got her some tea to calm her down she told me that she was put on a train by her grandkids to go to Cork to get chemo as she has terminal stage four cancer and to ring when she’s at the station that whichever one of them was free would collect her, and obviously, the chemo had some side effects leaving her sick on her journey home.
As someone with no grandparents left, and having watched two of them battle terribly with cancer and saw firsthand everything they went through emotionally and physically, it makes me so mad that people take elderly family members for granted. We are so busy growing up, we often forget they are also growing old.”