Pawel was out riding his motorcycle on a busy road in the London area when the traffic suddenly came to a stop.
Instead of waiting around, he decided to check out what the holdup was. That’s when he noticed a woman sitting slumped over in the middle of the road. Without a second thought, he jumped off his bike to help the woman and his helmet camera happened to record the whole thing.
After several attempts at getting a response from her proved unsuccessful, Pawel checked her pulse. He felt something strange around her neck and immediately removed cord that was choking the woman.
When she came to, the first words she said were “Let me die.”
This biker was at the right place at the right time.
According to an American organization called Do Something (www.dosomething.org):
- Nearly 30,000 Americans commit suicide every year.
- In the U.S., suicide rates are highest during the spring.
- Suicide is the 3rd leading cause of death for 15 to 24-year-olds and 2nd for 24 to 35-year-olds.
If you know of someone who may be threatening to commit suicide or who would just like more information and someone to talk to, reach out.
In the United States, contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. Their phone number is 1-800-273-8255.
You can also find contact information for other countries all throughout the world at the International Suicide Hotlines website.
Incidentally, the mission of Do Something is to activate young people in every US area code and in 131 countries! They extend their help to others globally in other ways as well. Some of which include:
- Clothing half of America’s youth in homeless shelters.
- Cleaning up 3.7 million cigarette butts from the streets.
- Running the largest youth-led sports equipment drive in the world.