“Every time he stops, it’s like he doesn’t have to do that. He doesn’t have to do that,” Cherita Dagen-Medlin said.
As a mother and nurse for over 30 years, she knows she knows strength and compassion when she sees it. This is why an act of kindness from her neighborhood pharmacist touched her deeply.
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“Most of my patients are afraid to go out because of the pandemic, and in general most just have no way of getting here,” said Manny Yemoh.
Yemoh runs the Walmart pharmacy on North Long Avenue. One day, he noticed that Dagen-Medlin was not receiving his life-saving medication on time. He knew she was using oxygen to help him breathe, so he took matters into his own hands.
“I’ve seen her over the years and I see how far she goes. So when she needed me I had no choice but to do it for her,” he said.
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Yemoh Main delivered the medicine to his front door. The act of kindness makes Dagen-Medlin cry again.
“To meet someone like that is amazing, it doesn’t happen every day,” said Dagen-Medlin. “But in anyone’s life, when it does, you should appreciate it.”
Yemoh drops the medication after work or on his lunch break, proving that “I create moments of care” isn’t just a badge he wears, it’s reality.
“This is how I want someone to treat my parents,” Yemoh said. “When they go somewhere to get medicine, I want them to be treated as they belong.”
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“I wanted to say thank you, thank you, thank you,” said Dagen-Medlin with tears in his eyes.
Turns out, Dagen-Medlin isn’t the only patient Yemoh delivers drugs to when delivery companies drop the ball. Yemoh said he was happy to help and if any of his patients needed anything he just had to call them.
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