It’s been a tough couple of weeks with news out of Cornwall that has been tough to swallow. The latest being the worm business story where a city bylaw shut down three kids 10 and under who were selling worms from their 2nd Street home. The coverage this got from regional media was painting the city in a less then positive light.
You see, like a person, one action should not define who we are as individuals or a community. I get we can’t ignore it but sometimes we have to take a step back and look at the big picture.
Enter Rod Wilson…
This father of two was on vacation with his family earlier this week when, without hesitation, sprang into action and saved the lives of two people who could have drowned in the St.Lawrence River. He heard calls for help and quickly swam to his boat and went to where the young couple were struggling to stay above water. Wilson jumped in and helped the two get into his boat. By the time this all happened EMS was on shore when he dropped them off there.
When you talk to him he’ll tell you instinct just kicks in and you react. You do what needs to be done without thought of your own safety, you just wanna make it right.
I’m glad to know Rod and he deserves every compliment. He’s a good dude who is humble, hard working and loves spending time with his family. He’s one of the good guys.
I really hope some of the regional media catches wind of this story and gives it some coverage as well. They were quick to react when there was a contraversial story…let’s see how they react when a human interest story makes it across their desk.
Cornwall and SD&G always step up to the plate and take care of their own, this is just one example of many I could list here. We are not defined by one bylaw that went sideways.
Let’s try and push some positivity through this story today and remember what a great place we live in. Does it have some shortcomings, sure it does, but overall, we’re lucky to call this place home.