The man you see above is named Jim Blades. Six years ago today, Jim saved my life. I was drowning when swimming in a storm. I was getting pulled into deeper water very fast and I knew I was going to die. Jim heard me screaming for help and immediately jumped into the water and started swimming towards me. Jim assured me I would not die and I didn’t but unfortunately, he did. While he was pulling me out he was having a heart attack. He died at the hospital later that morning.
Jim gave me my life. I would not have this amazing life I have now without him.
The second picture is me holding my beautiful baby sister Sophia. I would not have met her if it wasn’t for Jim. Do you see how so many wonderful things can happen in life? We wake up every morning not being thankful for waking up. There is so much to be thankful for. You shouldn’t have to nearly die to realize that. Unfortunately, I was but I am telling you all that you have a beautiful life ahead of you. Please have hope. Be thankful and please; remember this amazing man. I knew him for less than a day and he died for me.
Today is the anniversary of Jim’s death. Please reblog to get his story out there.
Your fellow Bostonian. <3
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