NORTON SHORES, MICH. - A Muskegon area couple is looking to find a woman behind an act of kindness they say changed their life.
On Tuesday, June 6, William Norris got a call no one wants to get. He was told his long-time girlfriend Nora Chilcote, collapsed and was being rushed to the hospital.
Now he wants to find who was behind a gesture that he believes gave his girlfriend more time on earth.
"I was calling for my dog because I didn't know where he was," Chilcote said. The Norton Shores resident says she woke up in a hospital bed, not remembering how she got there.
"I got an emergency phone call saying that Nora was rushed to the emergency [room] and that she fell," Nora's boyfriend, William Norris II, said.
Norris was told Chilcote was found by someone walking by. The couple lives on the 2700 block of McCracken Street in Norton Shores.
"This young lady was walking a little girl I don't know what direction she was coming from and found Nora laying in our driveway and just stopped, helped her in the house, Nora was bleeding and called 911," Norris continued.
William says Nora suffered a skull fracture and major bruises, injuries added to the list of this woman's brutal battle.
"She was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, cancer, and they gave her three to six months to live."
But despite a dark prognosis, William and his girlfriend are beyond thankful for a strangers kindness.
"She's an angel sent from heaven to do what she did," Norris said as he fought back the tears. "What a wonderful person to be there at that time and to help, just so compassionate to do something like that."
The couple is hoping to find this woman and young girl whose actions allowed the couple to spend a little more time together.
"Give us more time hopefully," Nora said. "But even if that doesn't happen, it certainly gives me another outlook on everything. I can't say anything more than thank you so much."
This happened on Tuesday between 1:00 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. on McCracken Street in Norton Shores. If this incident sounds familiar to you, the couple would love it if you contacted them at (231) 760-3803.
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