3 March 2017

Woman on thank you mission seeks good samaritan of Mogo

| Charlotte
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Mrs Butterworth holds hands with her grandmother Kate. Photo: Supplied

Can you help Canberra woman Kacey Butterworth find and thank the man who came to the aid of her grandmother Kate in Mogo earlier this month?

Kate was shopping in Mogo on Saturday, February 18 with her step-daughter Tracey, Mrs Butterworth’s mother, when the incident occurred.

She was transported to Canberra Hospital by Snowy Hydrocare that night, but there was nothing that the surgeons could do to save her life.

“She was taken off life support on Monday afternoon [February 20], surrounded by her large and loving family,” Mrs Butterworth says.

The young woman is hoping to be able to offer her personal thanks to the kind group of people who stepped up to care for her grandmother that day, in particular the man who held a cardigan to her head wound and kept her still, calm and distracted until paramedics arrived.

“Regrettably, my mum didn’t ask for the gentleman’s name, so I’m now on a mission to find him, to thank him for all of his help on that dreadful day,” Mrs Butterworth says.

“I’m calling it my very own ‘Thank You Project’.”

Kacey, right, with grandmother Kate. Photo: Supplied

The young woman has urged Facebook friends, fans of her Facebook page and members of the Canberra’s Buy, Sell, Swap and Giveaway Facebook group to share her post about seeking the good samaritans who helped her grandmother widely.

“If you could please share this post with your family and friends, I would be forever grateful,” she writes.

“He could be from anywhere, but if this post is shared enough we may be able to track him down.”


Tracey remembers four bystanders assisting her after the incident, including one man who was there at the time of the incident and a woman, who was a registered nurse.

If you or someone you know can help Mrs Butterworth, please contact her directly via a message to her Facebook page, Kacey’s Journey to Health.

Pictured are Mrs Butterworth holding hands with grandmother Kate in hospital; Mrs Butterworth with her grandmother; Kate’s home town at the South Coast. Photos: Supplied by Mrs Butterworth

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That is an amazing group! They found a stolen car yesterday … and someone photographed the probable thief with the car a few hours on. I believe it was found in Reid somewhere.

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