“The pessimist complains about the wind. The optimist expects it to change. The leader adjusts the sails.” – John Maxwell
It is indeed an easy task to stay back, lay low and watch events unfold in front of your eyes. So easy, that most of us resort to it, even in dire situations that demand our involvement.
However, for a 44-year-old homemaker, Geetha Santosh, being an onlooker is never an option.
The gutsy woman recently made news by saving the lives of two men who were injured in a road accident in Kerala.
Last week, in a busy street of Alappuzha, Geetha happened to encounter two men, Pradeep and Prakash from Edappon, lying on the road after being injured in a car-scooter collision near the Iranikuddy bridge on Pandalam-Mavelikkara road.
According to a report by Manorama Online, she found them unattended, amid a crowd who stood passively, while these two bled profusely.
She was on her way back, after dropping off a relative’s son to school, when she encountered the situation, and instead of driving off without a care, she decided to stay back and take the lead.
Geetha rushed the two men to the hospital and made sure to notify the families of the victims as well.
Thanks to her efforts, both received medical care well in time to save their lives. While Prakash was admitted to the Kottayam Medical College Hospital, Pradeep was put under the care of a private hospital in Edappon, the report stated.
A resident of Edappon, Geetha had moved to India from Saudi Arabia with her family eight months ago. Her children, Sangeetha and Sangeeth, are in Class 10 and 8, respectively.
As a mother of two, she has not only set a glowing example for her children but also the rest of the country!
(Edited by Shruti Singhal)