Krista Miranda

By Krista Miranda

LifeBuzz Staff

Iron Worker's Message To Elderly Hospital Patient Warms Hearts.

A Curious Nature

A Curious Nature

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Early one morning, Gloria heard the clanging of metal and noticed a flicker of orange on the wall of her hospital room. She was the curious type, so she wanted to see what was going on. Gloria carefully left her bed and walked up to the window. The orange sparks that were raining down from above created an awe-inspiring arc. Gloria was instantly memorized.

A Safety Concern

A Safety Concern

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Gloria had spent the entire week being bored, and now she finally had something fascinating happening right outside of her window. She intently watched the ironworkers reconstruct the entryway of the Excela Frick Hospital. She noticed that they were high up on the scaffolding and she became worried for them. She certainly had reason to worry, too.

A Nice Gesture

A Nice Gesture

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Gloria continued to watch the workers as they shaped the enormous steel structure until one of the ironworkers looked into her window and locked eyes with Gloria. The man slowly waved his hand and waved in Gloria's direction. She was amused. Gloria had spent so much time alone on the third floor, that it felt nice to be recognized. Suddenly, the man disappeared.

A Dangerous Profession

A Dangerous Profession

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Jeff Reick had been working as an ironworker for many years. He loved the way the metal could bend in his hands to become something entirely different. Jeff worked 100 feet off of the ground, so he understood the hazards of his occupation. In fact, he had seen the dangers of ironworking first-hand.

All The Feels

All The Feels

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Jeff's heart melted when he noticed the old woman staring out at him from her window. She seemed so lonely. Jeff's grandmother passed away when he was in his twenties, and Gloria reminded him of her. He wasn't exactly sure why, but he began to worry about Gloria as she stood by the window alone every day.

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