Teen's school bag stolen while she helps seizure patient, bleeding man

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A local teen had some of her most important belongings stolen on Friday when she rushed to the aid of a nearby child having an epileptic seizure. She is hoping her heroic acts urge someone to come forward with her missing school bag.

Bailee Cuthbert of Langley was at Rahn’s Black Belt Academy for taekwondo when the owner’s daughter, Sierra, began seizing. She rushed to help and dropped her backpack outside on her way. Once Sierra was alright, Bailee returned for her school bag to find that it was gone.

The back pack contained her laptop, tablet and a term’s worth of notes and school work.

Though dismayed by the theft of her bag, Bailee’s heroic work was not yet finished. While driving around the neighbourhood hoping to spot her belongings, she instead found an elderly man lying in a parking lot, bleeding.

Bailee immediately attended to the man, held his head and called 911.

Unfortunately, Bailee’s valuable belongings were never found. “We saved for months to get that for her, and we can’t just go get another one,” Lori, Bailee’s mother, told CTV.

The teen who performed not one, but two, potentially life saving acts in one day is being called a hero by many. Her family hopes they can start saving to replace the stolen items.

 

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