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Southwest Airlines employee delivers lost luggage to cancer patient overnight

Southwest Airlines employee delivers lost luggage to cancer patient overnight

"It would've been one thing to just deal with stage 4 colon cancer, but to be battling stage 4 colon cancer and be raising a profoundly disabled kid with special needs, it's been extraordinarily hard to handle both", Hurt explained.

Flying home from Nashville to Pittsburgh on a rerouted Southwest Airlines flight, Stacy Hurt's suitcase was misplaced in transit.

A Highlands High School alumna and Southwest Airlines employee is being hailed as a hero and guardian angel for delivering lost luggage to a South Fayette cancer patient last month.

The 46-year-old mum, had changed her flight so she could make it back in time for her chemotherapy session and her luggage had remained on the flight she had initially booked. "My world was rocked".

Stacy got the chance to meet Sarah recently and said she learned that her father had passed away from colon cancer. It also had sentimental items like a rosary and a lucky T-shirt that she planned to take to her next appointment. However, her luggage, which contained vital medication she needed in it for her chemotherapy, hadn't turned up.

"Just a lot of things that were very important to me and comforting to me going through this process", she said. When you have cancer and you have chemo, this is the toughest thing ever'. Hurt was able to thank Rowan - who did not immediately return a request for comment - for her act of kindness on the phone on Wednesday.

She said: 'I looked up her address to see how far away she lived and she lived about 20 minutes away. "I felt a very strong connection with her from the start".

Sarah Rowan made sure she did everything she could to find the luggage. The last courier had left for the night so she loaded the luggage in her vehicle and drove to Hurt's house.

This stranger drove to Stacy's home at 3 a.m. and safely dropped off her bag along with a heartfelt note. She searched around her vehicle and found a crumpled up piece of tissue and wrote Hurt a message and placed it in the bag.

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"I was so exhausted from the traveling the lost luggage but that experience, that note is the boost I needed to go that day", she said.

"When my luggage didn't come in when it was supposed to, I called Southwest at Pittsburgh International Airport", she says.

The next morning, Hurt found her luggage sitting on her front porch with a note wishing her luck on her appointment.

A rep with the airline assured the woman that they would do everything they could to deliver her bag as soon as possible.

"You're incredible. You're unbelievable", Rowan said. "This young lady brought this luggage herself in the middle of the night. Who does this type of thing?"

On Thursday, Hurt posted a video to her Facebook page relaying the story in her own words.

Rowan told ABC News that Hurt's bag missed the last courier because it arrived at the airport around 2 a.m.

In the morning, Hurt awoke to find her suitcase on her doorstep, with a sweet note inside.


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