Good Samaritan Helps Detroit Teenager
13 Year Old Cochis Washington broke his ankle after getting off the bus and was helped by a good samaritan. Video by fox47news.comvideo
A good Samaritan stopped to help a Detroit teenager when he fell and broke his ankle. Now the boy just wants to find the man and say "thank you."
On a 60 degree day, Cochis Washington would usually be riding his bike, but instead he's inside playing video games. It's one of the many things this 13-year old can't do after Thursday morning's fall. Cochise says: "I fell backwards my ankle went behind me when I landed. I heard a pop when I fell."
Cochise says he was laying face-down in the snow for at least 10 minutes when he fell off the MDOT bus at Livernois and 7 Mile around 8 in the morning. Despite his cries for help, the bus kept going and so did everyone else until a good Samaritan with a big heart stopped.
Cochise says: "People really don't do nice things anymore for people. He's probably the only one who would help me. No one else came by." Cochise says that the good Samaritan called for an ambulance while another stranger called his mom. Emergency crews eventually brought him to Henry Ford Hospital where doctors learned he broke his ankle in two places. He now has a cast up to his thigh.
In all the chaos and commotion, Cochise never got that good Samaritan's name, now all the 13-year old wants to do is get his movement back and get in touch with the man who took the time to help him.
Cochise is set to have surgery on Wednesday. That's when doctors will put three screws in his ankle. He's expected to spend the next two months recovering from that unfortunate fall.