Elderly Cancer Patient Calls 911 For Food

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A sick, elderly cancer patient from Fayetteville, North Carolina, returns home from hospital to find he has no food in his fridge.
Unable to fend for himself or think what to do, he phones 911 instead.
The 911 operator sends the man some food, doing more than what she is paid to do.

The 81 year old was released earlier in the week after a months-long stay at the hospital undergoing caner treatment and rehabilitation. The man who didn’t have the energy to get out of his chair, calls 911 and asks for food: “What I need is someone to get to the grocery and bring me some food because I need to eat something.” The operator was listening to his call.

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Clarence Blackmon was only 115 pounds when he was released from the hospital. When he came home, his refrigerator was empty and he was starving. He was too weak to even move.

“I can’t do anything,” he told 911 operator Marilyn Hinson. “I can’t go anywhere. I can’t get out of my…chair.”

Hinson instructed Blackmon to stay put and organized a grocery delivery for the elderly man.

“He was hungry. I’ve been hungry. A lot of people can’t say that, but I can, and I can’t stand for anyone to be hungry,” Hinson told WTVD.elderly man

Blackmon requested simple items, like cabbage, cans of beans, beets, popcorn, tomato juice, and soft drinks.

Feeling generous, Hinson went to the store and picked up the items. Local police officers delivered the goods right to Blackmon’s door and Hinson even made the man some sandwiches.

“It was like a little miracle ringing in my ear,” Blackmon told WTVD. “I thought, ‘Jesus, you answered those prayers.’”


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