Rep. Cleaver aids ailing woman
January 27th, 2012
06:27 PM ET
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Rep. Cleaver aids ailing woman

(CNN) – Congressional Black Caucus chair Emanuel Cleaver came to the aid of an unidentified woman Friday, while traveling from a meeting in his district, according to Michele Rooney, spokesman to the congressman.

The Democratic Missouri congressman was riding in the passenger side of a car when he noticed a hand waving above the weeds in a ditch off the side of the road. Cleaver alerted his staff member to stop and they both jumped out of the vehicle to discover a woman in distress who was going in and out of consciousness

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Cleaver and an associate both called 911 and waited with the woman until paramedics arrived on the scene.

"The heroes are the First Responders who rushed to save her," he said. "I just hope she is okay."

The office is unaware of the woman's ailment or current condition, according to Rooney.

"I am so thankful I was in the right place at the right time and could help," Cleaver said.

-CNN's Kate Bolduan contributed to this report.


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soundoff (13 Responses)
  1. livingston

    Well done!

    January 27, 2012 07:08 pm at 7:08 pm |
  2. gt

    good job

    January 27, 2012 07:12 pm at 7:12 pm |
  3. Larry L

    I hope every American would do the same. He sets a good example for us all to follow.

    January 27, 2012 07:16 pm at 7:16 pm |
  4. Proud Progressive

    Good thing it wasn't a republican. First thing they would want to know would be if she had a job and insurance
    Good job rep cleaver

    January 27, 2012 07:50 pm at 7:50 pm |
  5. rude

    How many times do we hear about a dying person on the street as pedistrians just walk around the distressed vicim.

    January 27, 2012 08:28 pm at 8:28 pm |
  6. rude

    How many times do we hear about a dying person on the street as pedistrians just walk around the distressed vicim.
    This is the same guy who was spat on by a Tea Party member.
    He looks like he could be Richard Pryor's brother.

    January 27, 2012 08:31 pm at 8:31 pm |
  7. batjones

    Three cheers for Representative Cleaver

    January 27, 2012 09:48 pm at 9:48 pm |
  8. DENNA

    Good for you Rep. Cleaver. I am sure she greatly appreciated you help.

    January 27, 2012 10:53 pm at 10:53 pm |
  9. T'sah From Virginia

    Great job! I hope she is okay and because of President Obama, she should have health care insurance!!

    Obama 2012!!

    January 27, 2012 11:56 pm at 11:56 pm |
  10. Beefburger

    Maybe she was just FIRSTY.

    January 28, 2012 12:44 am at 12:44 am |
  11. Just J

    God has angels and you were one of them.. You always put God first in everything. TY

    January 28, 2012 08:28 am at 8:28 am |
  12. Phyllis G Williams

    Praise The Lord for another Good Samaritan!!!!

    January 28, 2012 08:42 am at 8:42 am |
  13. Phyllis G Williams

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    Praise The Lord for another Good Samaritan!!!!

    January 28, 2012 08:47 am at 8:47 am |