Marty Anderson, 84, met the man she calls ‘her miracle’ Friday afternoon.
Marty: “I should have died and all I could think of today was the three Hebrews in the fiery furnace and how they got saved. Something saved me.”
She says Jack Bambrick, a 24-year-old employee of Binny’s Beverage Depot in Highland Park, is nothing short of a gift from God.
Jeff: “I knew someone was trapped in there and we couldn’t just sit around and wait for someone to come help. We had to be proactive.
Jack was at work Wednesday morning when Mrs. Anderson crashed her white BMW through the store’s glass wall. The crash ignited a fire, which Jack ran through to get Mrs. Anderson out of her car and out of danger. Somehow, neither was seriously hurt.
Marty: “The Lord promises us that he will send a legion of angels to help us, and I have the habit for more than 25 years, the first thing I do when I get out of bed in the morning, I repeat the 23rd psalm, and it ends with ‘surely goodness and mercy’ and I call them my twin angels. “
Mrs. Anderson says her gas pedal got stuck. She’s not sure if she will drive again. She never had her own kids, but delights in young people and encouraged Jack as he’s in the process of applying for jobs in police and fire.
Jack: “I want to be in on the action, in the middle. It hasn’t sunk it yet actually. It’s no big deal.”
Mrs. Anderson knows differently and has wondered why it is that she survived, perhaps, she says, it is to tell of the goodness in others.
Marty: “I guess the Lord has a mission for me.”