LEE COUNTY, Fla, - A woman from Alva is looking for someone very special tonight, someone she's never met. She wants to thank the woman who she says, saved her life.
75 year-old Barbara Bothe believes everyone has a guardian angel. Saturday, she met hers.
"I left dialysis feeling very good and decided since I was in a hurry to take I-75," Bothe said. "Going across the Caloosahatchee, all of a sudden, I had no idea where I was going, what road I was on, or where my exit was."
Barbara is diabetic. Her blood sugar had dropped dangerously low.
"I could see the cars going the other way, and still could not find an exit," Bothe said. "It was very scary."
In and out of consciousness, Barbara somehow found Daniels Parkway, ten miles south of her intended exit.
"I got off at Daniels, I have no idea which way I turned," Bothe said.
The last thing she remembers is seeing the red light.
"I woke up with four paramedics next to me," Bothe said. "They told me my sugar level had dropped to thirty and some very nice woman had seen me slumped over the wheel and had come over to the car, and somehow was able to turn it off."
That woman also found Barbara's cell phone, and called Barbara's significant other, Conrad Nagel.
"I asked her what her name was and she did say it, but I was so upset I don't remember," Nagel said.
Barbara recovered, and now monitors her sugar levels more carefully. But it's hard not to think about the "what ifs."
"If my foot had slipped off the pedal, I would have gone right in the middle of the intersection," Bothe said.
Barbara is certain that if that woman hadn't stopped, this story may not have had a happy ending.
"I want to thank her, I want to take her out to dinner, I want to do something for her," Bothe said. "Wherever you are, please get in touch."
"Thank god she showed up and did what she did," Nagel said.
We checked with South Trail Fire and Rescue. Even they don't have any information leading to the woman who helped.
If you know anything about this "Good Samaritan, "you can contact us at 239-344-500 or email@example.com and we'll get you in touch with Barbara.