What started as an ordinary Wednesday for AT&T employee Korey Hicks ended extraordinary.
He didn’t know his first assignment would be prove to be a lifesaver.
“I walked up to the door and he said, ‘I’m ready to die,’” said Hicks.
The customer, who prefers to remain nameless, told Korey he felt sick. Korey immediately called 911 then asked the customer a question.
“I said can I pray with you? And we did. He said yes and he cried a little bit. Then i gave him a hug until the paramedics got there,” said Hicks.
The customer was initially reluctant to go unless his daughter Beth approved.
Korey then called Beth, who lives in Athens, Georgia.
“He called me when the ambulance got there and he told me he was going to go to the hospital to check on my father,” said Beth Hill.
“When he left, we locked up the house. I closed up. They sent me home for the day. I got in my personal vehicle, went up to the hospital and spent about an hour with him. Just talking to him. Trying to make him laugh,” said Hicks.
Initially shocked, Hill says she’s forever grateful that Korey showed up for that appointment.
“Just felt like people needed to know that there are still good Christian people out there that will take their time out to help someone in need,” said Hill.
And for Korey, he’s happy to assist Beth in whichever way possible.
“If she needs me to go help him clean his house. Just whatever he needs. I’ll run by there and do it. I’m off Friday and Saturday. What’s it going to take? An hour of my time? No problem,” said Hicks.
Whatever it takes to pay it forward.
Hill’s father is now hospitalized for a chronic illness at UF Health Shands Hospital.