KATY MAGAZINE NEWS
December 10, 2020
By Natalie Cook Clark
A Katy nurse who has served others for over 50 years, found herself on the receiving end of kindness and aid last week. While on a walk, she experienced a scary diabetic incident. Two good Samaritans came to her aid as she was stumbling in a parking lot off of busy Mason Road.
Doris Mohead is grateful for the women who helped her during her hypoglycemic event.
A Walk Gone Wrong
Doris Mohead, 73, has lived in Katy for 43 years and rarely misses her daily walk. Last Thursday, around 1 p.m., her routine took a drastic and scary turn.
“It was so frightening,” says Doris Mohead. “I’m diabetic and I let my guard down. I didn’t have my sugar with me or my ID.”
During her walk, Mohead experienced a hypoglycemic event when her blood sugar dropped too low.
“I can’t account for how I got into that Cane’s Chicken parking lot,” explains Mohead.
When she stumbled into the Chase Bank parking lot off of Mason Road, two women saw her distress and took action.
“I didn’t understand why these women were in my face asking me questions. I was so embarrassed to be sitting on the ground,” explains Mohead. “I just didn’t understand what was happening.”
Good Samaritans Called 911
The good Samaritans alerted 911 and stayed with Mohead until paramedics arrived.
“I have no idea who they were and would love to thank them,” says Mohead.
“I help people all the time,” says Mohead. “I believe in random acts of kindness and often will pay for the person’s groceries behind me in line just because my heart tells me to reach out and help.”
Doris served as a nurse for the Harris County Sheriff’s Office for over 20 years before she became a home health nurse. She hasn’t retired but has nursing during the pandemic to protect her husband of 12 years, Art Mohead. He is undergoing treatment for cancer and she can’t risk bringing COVID into their home.
“I’m not done,” says Mohead. “I want to serve as a nurse again.”
After her years of service, it warms her heart to know that when she needed help someone was there for her.
“I am hoping my story will inspire others who share the same disease,” says Mohead. “This has been a learning experience for me.”
Mohead is often asked about her walking and is quick to tell people the benefits of exercise, especially for someone with diabetes.
“I didn’t listen to the warning signs that day,” she says. “Next time I will.”
Diabetics can experience hypoglycemic lows as Mohead did on her walk. It is important to know the warning signs if you or a loved one has diabetes. It’s also important for residents to know and understand the symptoms to recognize someone who needs help.
Warning Signs of Hypoglycemia
If you are one of the women who offered assistance to Doris Mohead last week and would like to reach out, email Katy Magazine and we can connect you with her.
“With all the challenges we face in our world today, it’s wonderful to know that there are angels still among us who like me, will not hesitate to stop and help someone in need,” says Mohead.