‘She’s My Guardian Angel’: Doordasher Saves Woman’s Life While Delivering Pizza

On Friday, February 11th, Caryn Herbert Sullivan ordered a pizza from DoorDash. Sophia Furtado accepted the package. The event was held on West Island Fairhaven, about 20 miles southeast of Fall River.

Furtado was in for a surprise when she arrived at the delivery address around 10 p.m.

When she arrived, she found Sullivan sprawled across the ground in front of her house. Her head was bleeding profusely. Sullivan was fortunate that Furtado wasn’t your average DoorDash delivery woman; she had previously trained as an EMT.

Furtado assessed how thick Sullivan’s blood had become immediately. Sullivan had been in that state for at least 15 minutes, she said. In a few frantic moments, Furtado tried everything she could.

Sullivan was unresponsive, and her eyes were moving to the back of her head, Furtado told CNN of the grave condition she discovered her in. “I thought I was going to lose her.”

Sullivan’s husband, Robert, was asleep inside when Furtado yelled for help. While she dialed 911, she asked him to get her some supplies. Furtado talked to the operator while administering first aid to Sullivan.

Furtado, according to Jillian Jodoin of the Fairhaven Police Department, was part of their team at the time. Jillian had asked Furtado if she could hold Sullivan’s neck in a secure position. Furtado stated merely that she has no intentions of abandoning her.

Sullivan was cared for by the DoorDash delivery woman until medics arrived and took her to the hospital. The hospital took two weeks to release Sullivan. She suffered two major brain bleeds. Her husband and daughter had to wait until 2 a.m. to find out if Sullivan would survive.

Sullivan had already sustained an arm injury when the incident occurred. Her knee was also bothering her. She had been standing outside waiting for the DoorDash delivery that night. Her knee and arm, though, gave out as she turned. Sullivan banged her head as she fell. She only recalled resting on her driveway after that, thinking about how it was the end.

Sullivan wasn’t permitted to return home until March. Back then, she couldn’t drive, write, or even walk. She was told she was fully recovered by the end of March. Sullivan, on the other hand, is still dealing with some changes, such as losing over half of her hearing. However, she can still drive short distances.

She is grateful to have met her “guardian angel,” Furtado, during this difficult time. Since then, their families have met, and Sullivan gave Furtado’s children Easter gifts.

DoorDash also recognized Furtado’s bravery by giving her a $1,000 scholarship to further her education. 

According to a representative, DoorDash continues to appreciate Furtado’s heroic actions. Therefore, they felt privileged to be able to express their gratitude to her.

The Fairhaven Police Department also presented Furtado with a lifesaving award. Furtado, for instance, thought the prizes were a nice surprise. She said she would do anything for anyone.

Despite having completed EMT training, she failed the national selection test. Earlier this year, she returned to work as a DoorDash delivery driver. Upon securing her family’s financial situation, she plans to return to EMT school. Furtado and Sullivan continue to meet for as long as they can.

Source: shikshanews.com

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