Wendy Evans  and daughter Rebekah got help from cex staff. 12  November 2015.  Photo  Trevor Veale/Coffs Coast Advocate
Wendy Evans and daughter Rebekah got help from cex staff. 12 November 2015. Photo Trevor Veale/Coffs Coast Advocate Trevor Veale

C.ex Coffs staff helps daughter during time of urgent need

MOTHER of four, Wendy Evans and her daughter Rebekah know first hand a little bit of compassion goes along away after a scary incident could of seen Rebecca in hospital.

The pair went to have a quick look at formal dresses for Rebekah’s upcoming year 10 formal, leaving her handbag in the car on Tuesday afternoon.

Upon returning to the car a short time later, Wendy realised she has locked her car keys in the car.

Things took a dangerous turn when, Rebekah, who is a type 1 diabetic, told her mother she was starting to feel ‘low’, a term used to indicate low blood sugar and the need for insulin treatment-which was in her school bag inside the car.

Her five year old son getting restless and another child who needed to be picked up from school soon, Wendy needed to act quickly and called the NRMA who prioritised her call.

Within the space of 15 minutes, Rebekah’s health had declined rapidly and Wendy rushed her into the C.ex Coffs- who provided Rebekah a glass of lemonade and chips to boost her sugar levels.

Rebekah slowly began to feel better but when Wendy went to pay for the food, the staff wouldn’t accept payment and found another way to say thank you to the club.

“They wouldn’t let me pay so I brought some poppies and made a donation, I just wanted to give back something,” Wendy said.

Without the food C.ex provided, Wendy said there was no doubt she would of had to of call an ambulance for her daughter.

“But certainly without their help I would have been calling an ambulance,” she said.

After they tested Rebekah’s blood, Wendy said calling an ambulance would of been imminent if it hadn’t of been for the C.ex staff and their generosity.

“When we finally were able to test her blood, she was still only up to 5 on her sugar reading so for her to only to be that reading after all the sugar and carbohydrates she had she must of been really, really low.”



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