From The Daily What:
This story of a Kentucky woman, her son and a hero cop will help restore your faith in humanity.
Asia Ford was participating in the Rodes City Run 10K in Louisville on Saturday. She was a little past the 4 mile mark when she started feeling sick and having trouble breathing.
But she trudged on despite her condition with help from her son and a kindhearted police officer named Lt. Aubrey Gregory who held her hands for the remainder of the race.
“The EMS guys got out to check on her and she said I’m not stopping, I’m not stopping,” said Gregory, who was working the event. “So I said I’m not going to let her stop we’re going to do this together. So I got out and I grabbed her hand. I had to meet this inspirational woman.”
Ford, who at one point weighed 474 pounds, told WHAS that she made a decision years ago to become a healthier person. This was her first big race since losing 200 pounds.
Photos of the moment have gone viral, and Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer shared them on his Facebook page inviting residents to a special ceremony in their honor on Monday.