A mother in western New York says that what a police officer did to help her disabled daughter during a storm is nothing short of heroic.
Reports say that Jennifer Sugg realized in the middle of last week’s Lake Effect storm that the medicine her 9-year-old daughter, Angelina, needed to function had run out. Due to the powerful nature of the storm, neither she nor her husband was able to make it to the pharmacy. Angelina is living with blindness, cerebral palsy and epilepsy, and as a result, she is unable to communicate verbally.
“I’ve had to quit my job to take care of her, but I’d rather be with her all day any day,” said Jennifer Sugg to WIVB. “We go to the fair. We go to the store. We lead normal lives. We just have some challenges.”
Even though their lives are filled with new challenges every day, nothing prepared them for the powerful storm that swept through the area, leaving them trapped inside their home, unable to get Angelina her medication. Sugg decided that she would call the police, and to her surprise, an officer knocked on her door some time later with the prescription for the young girl.
“He was so humble about it,” said Sugg of Officer Joe Bloom’s heroic act. “He came to the door and said, ‘Here’s Angelina’s meds.’”
Bloom says he was just doing his job, but Sugg considers him to be a hero.
“My hero. Thank you. I didn’t get to hug you the other day. Above and beyond. Oh thank you,” Sugg said to Officer Bloom when he and his family stopped by to check up on Angelina a few days later. “It’s just the whole town of Hamburg from the dispatch to you knocking on my door and just being so humble about it. Like you were just doing your job.”
Sugg posted a picture of Officer Bloom with his arm around Angelina on Facebook, and since the picture was posted on Saturday, it’s already been shared over 4,000 times.