A MAN who was beaten unconscious by a mugger has THANKED his unknown attacker – for unwittingly saving his life.
Chris Liggins was knocked to the ground from behind just outside his home in Vancouver in late March.
He regained consciousness five hours later to find his pockets empty of cash and his mobile phone stolen. “I was very lucky to escape with minor injuries but the experience left me shaken,” he said. Chris, 31, gave a statement to police but knew the chances of police catching his mugger, due to the lack of description, were very slim. “I tried to forget all about it.

But when I told my mum what had happened over Sunday lunch the following day, she was beside herself with worry and begged me to go to the hospital in case I was suffering from concussion.” Chris obliged and after doctors performed a couple of CT scans, was told there was minor concussion but no fractures. Days later though came a call from the hospital that was to save his life.

The doctors told him they had spotted something “unusual” on his brain scan and asked him to come back immediately for an urgent MRI scan. Chris panicked, fearing he had a brain tumour that would leave his children Jonathon, six, and five-year-old Jane without a dad.
“Part of me was terrified I was going to die but the other part of me couldn’t quite believe there could be anything wrong with me as I’d had no symptoms whatsoever. No headaches, no dizziness, nothing.”
Within days he was told the result of the MRI. He had a cerebral aneurysm – a large, blood-filled bulge on his brain – just above his left eye.

“It had nothing to do with the mugging and is thought to have been there for up to nine years,” said Chris. Although I had no symptoms, the aneurysm was two centimetres long and anything over seven millimetres can prove fatal.”
Chris was told the bulge could burst at any moment and he would be dead before he hit the ground. The following week he underwent a five hour emergency operation where doctors inserted 13 platinum coils into his brain to stem the blood flow to the aneurysm to stop it growing and erupting. Now, four months on, he has recovered fully.

“The most incredible thing is that if I hadn’t been mugged that day, my potentially life-threatening brain condition could never have been detected. “The guy who mugged me may have stolen my possessions but at the same time, without even realising it, he probably saved my life. “If I ever met him, I’d like to say thank you. “It might seem an odd thing to say but, in my case, being mugged was the best thing that ever happened to me. “Fate was definitely on my side that day.”

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We’ve all been there, having one of those days when EVERYTHING that could possibly go wrong, does.

Sometimes it doesn’t just stop when you wake up the following day.

This waitress was having a horrendous WEEK. Stacey Heaton from Oxford, was a young Mum.

She worked part time as a waitress whilst the kids were at school and during the evening she was doing an at-home course, hoping to one day become a nurse.

She loved her job, speaking to her customers and hearing about their day. But sometimes, the restaurant was over-packed and under-staffed.

This week was one of those weeks, both of her children were ill, and she had to work as they were in desperate need of money

She left her kids with a friend but she was texting saying she can’t keep an eye on them much longer.

She was at the end of her tether and broke down in the middle of her shift, a moment of weakness from her usual unexplained strength.

She explained to a customer who was there to comfort her and even when she had collected herself, she had to stay and work the shift, due to money problems and staffing issues.

What she didn’t know, was that the customer who comforted her, had quite a lot of money, and was there on a business trip.

She barely remembered what he looked like, but at the end of a manic shift, clearing the tables, she saw this check left on the side. She had no time to notice it any earlier, and the saviour had already long gone.

 

“I will never forget this moment for as long as I live. And I vow to always ‘pay it forward’ and really try to help others in their time of need. It doesn’t necessarily have to be with money, I just want to help others and for them to have the feeling that I got when I saw this. God bless you”

 

Have you had any experiences of any kind gestures from strangers – I really believe that it’s what keeps the world turning. Do your bit, and make someone smile.

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