In times like these, supporting each other and those around us is more important than ever, just ask FedEx driver Justin Bradshaw. It not only takes a village to successfully raise a child, but it takes an entire world to stop the spread of COVID-19 and save the lives of those who have not yet been affected.
On April 6, a FedEx driver named Justin Bradshaw was delivering a package to Carrie Blasi. While walking up to the home with a small package in his hand, Bradshaw noticed a sign hanging on Blasi’s home.
The sign read, in part, “Stop Someone In This House Has An Autoimmune Disorder” and instructs people to leave packages and other items on the doorstep. And instead of ignoring the sign completely, Bradshaw goes above and beyond.
After putting the package by the door, the FedEx driver went back to his truck, grabbed disinfected wipes, and wiped the entire package down in an effort to avoid spreading any germs into a house where someone with an autoimmune disorder leaves.
FedEx Driver Sanitizes Package After Signs Alerts Him to a Person With an Autoimmune Disorder
Then, Bradshaw left a message for the family. With a pen, he told the occupants of the home that he disinfected the box before adding, “Stay safe.”
When Blasi saw the package and the video of Bradshaw’s good deed, she couldn’t help but share it on Twitter. “We have a sign on our door for packages/mail as our 11-year-old daughter is a Type 1 Diabetic. Our Federal Express delivery guy wrote this on our box, ‘I sanitized your box once I’ve seen the note on your door’ – and you can tell that he used sanitizer wipes on the box. Amazing!!”
And Blasi’s daughter shared similar sentiments while talking to WPTV and Bradshaw himself. “I really appreciate what you did for us,” Emma told Bradshaw, whom she met through a Zoom call.
Bradshaw told the family that he knows what it is like to have a high-risk child as his daughter Nova was born at 28-weeks premature. “It is crazy the amount of measures we have to go through to stay safe. The first thing I thought of was Nova because she was a micro-preemie. And she’s very high risk.”
In the end, Bradshaw says everyone should try to do something for someone right now, especially if that means keeping that person safe and out of harm’s way.
Sara Vallone has been a writer and editor for the last four and a half years. A graduate of Ohio University, she enjoys celebrity news, sports, and articles that enhance people’s lives.
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