Vail Daily letter: Thank you to Jim from Vail |

Vail Daily letter: Thank you to Jim from Vail

In the early morning hours of Nov. 22, my son, Mitch, was driving home to Boulder on I-70 when a buck jumped in front of his car. The van did several 360s and ended up in the meridian. There was a good deal of damage to the car, and my son was very shaken but thankfully unharmed. A man named Jim immediately stopped to help him.

On Thanksgiving, our family sat around the table and each of us talked about a person we are thankful for having been in our lives. Mitch told us the story of that night, how it was snowing, the flash of the deer in the headlights, the cracking of the windshield, and how the world went into a spin on the icy road. How he ended up facing the opposite direction in the meridian ditch.

It was the mountains, dark, snowy and 4 in the morning. He said that a car immediately stopped and a man came up to him and asked if he was OK. That this man, Jim, helped him clean up the car enough that Mitch was able to get back on the freeway.

How Jim told him he would follow him over Vail Pass to make sure he made it. At our Thanksgiving table Mitch said, “You know, you hear so much about all the bad people in the world. Jim proved to me that there are good people, and I am thankful for Jim from Vail.”

So, Jim from Vail, you did what every mother on earth prays for when someone in their family, especially their child gets into an accident. You stopped and helped my son and I thank you from the bottom of my heart. Mitch already thanked you on Thanksgiving — I’m sure you heard him.

Susan Corbett


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