Observant USPS Worker Saves Colorado Woman's Life

Seana Green noticed the mail was piling up at one Durango resident's home
By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 30, 2023 3:20 PM CDT
Observant USPS Worker Saves Colorado Woman's Life
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A Colorado woman celebrated her 90th birthday last Thursday, and she likely has a USPS mail carrier to thank for the feat. Fox News reports Seana Green has been delivering mail for roughly 15 years and has made a point to be friendly with the Durango residents whose mail she delivers. They include Marilyn Schmidt, who spent many days on her porch. In mid-July, Green realized she hadn't seen Schmidt on Thursday or Friday. "When I showed up on Saturday ... she wasn't on the porch and the mail was just hanging out of her box," Green said. She knocked loudly on the door but got no reply, she tells the Durango Herald. "So I ... started hollering toward the screen doors until there was a very weak answer from inside."

It "almost sounded like a kitten meowing," Green tells KOAT. She was able to enter the home through an unlocked door and found Schmidt, who is thought to have fallen on Thursday, on the kitchen floor. Green called 911, and Schmidt was taken to Mercy Medical Center, where she celebrated her milestone birthday some two weeks late. Green indicates that would have been unlikely had she not thought to check on the woman: "The doctor said, you know, if we hadn't found her when we did, it would have been probably the worst-case scenario." (More uplifting news stories.)

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