I just got a phone call every parent dreads, “Dad, I’m OK- but we were in a car accident.”
My daughter is out in California for a wedding and she and two friends were driving from San Diego to San Francisco when they got rear ended by an 18 wheeler. Their rental car was totaled. They are a little beaten up but not enough to go to the hospital. The police gave them a ride to a hotel. They are trying to negotiate a new rental car and have no way to get down to rental car office.
We have an issue with my family that we have trouble asking for HELP when we may need it. My daughter is no exception. So when I told her that I had a friend out there near by and that I was happy to reach to him I fully expected her to say, “Nah, I got it.”. When she said, “Could you get me your friends numbers, we are having trouble dealing with the rental car place. It would be great to have a local contact.”
After saying Hello I said, “Dave, I have a favor. My daughter was in a car accident out there and she just needs a local contact to help navigate things.”
WITHOUT any hesitation he said, “Give me her number, tell me where she is. I am on the way.”
In our sport, we face challenges everyday. But because of the nature of our sport, we have friends and colleagues we can rely on.
Dave- I owe you one buddy. Thanks so much.