(WSVN) - A South Florida man who simply wanted to help lands in the hospital. He credits a woman who held his hand through the pain with his saving his life, but she disappeared. After he makes an appeal to find her, the two are reunited. Rosh Lowe has it in this edition of The Lowedown.
Odalkis Hernandez: “I was noticed for something a lot of people do not notice, and I think that was basically it, that I was noticed.”
Odalkis Hernandez says she has lived her life without ever being noticed. But that all changed last week in Miami when she grabbed the hand of a man pinned underneath a car
Odalkis Hernandez: “Just always keep faith, because that’s what I held his hand with — a lot of faith.”
William Hadeo had stopped on 79th Street to help victims of an accident. He soon became the person crying out for help when a car hit him, and he was trapped.
Odalkis, who works in the area, raced over and held his hand.
William was rescued.
Odalkis rushed off to work.
The two never met.
Days later, we interviewed William in the hospital, and told his story on 7News. He had one wish … to meet this guardian angel.
William Haedo: “Whatever I have is hers. She saved my life, she gave me hope.”
The day after this story aired, Odalkis showed up at Channel 7 and said she wanted to meet William.
Odalkis Hernandez: “It was incredible. I didn’t think it was going to go this viral. It feels good.”
So we arranged for William’s wish to come true. We brought Odalkis to the hospital and the reunion was about to happen.
Odalkis Hernandez: “A rush, I guess — an emotional rush.”
Odalkis rides up the elevator and William waits.
William Haedo (in tears): “Thank you so much.”
Odalkis Hernandez: “You don’t need to thank me.”
William Haedo: “I know I don’t have to thank you.”
Odalkis Hernandez: “Give me your hand. Give me the good one. This is the one I held.”
Rosh Lowe: “So how did this reunion take place? Odalkis wasn’t even watching the news. A friend of hers called her and said, ‘Oh my goodness, the story has been profiled.’ And now we have this — once strangers on 79th Street, now a bond that will last forever.”
William Haedo: “I remember when you first touched my hand and I squeezed it because I felt the need to squeeze it, and you squeezed back, and it felt so good.”
Odalkis Hernandez: “I didn’t want you to feel alone.”
William Haedo: “Thank you. I thank God for you. I don’t think anybody else was going to hold my hand like you did. Thank you, God bless.”
Odalkis believes it’s those moments when you think no one is watching that mean the most.
Odalkis Hernandez: “I always want people to know that those little things matter.”
Rosh Lowe: “Like holding someone’s hand?”
Odalkis Hernandez: “Like holding someone’s hand.”
Odlakis held on and she helped William hold on. And yes, Odalkis you were noticed.
William is still recovering with numerous broken bones throughout his body. He is forever grateful for Odlakis and the two say they will remain life long friends.
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