Without it, Christmas dinner would have to be put on hold, as their mother would need to spend the evening at the hospital because every place to locate a replacement piece was closed.
Betsy immediately turned to her Nextdoor neighborhood for help by posting an urgent alert asking if anyone had a nosepiece for an oxygen tank. Within minutes, a neighbor responded with an offer to drive around to any open stores to help find the missing piece.
“We have a lot of doctors in this neighborhood, and I thought this was my opportunity to reach out and find out if someone had what we needed, and it turned out that they did,” Betsy said. “The main thing is that Nextdoor connects all of us.”
Betsy (bottom right), her mother (back row, third from right) and the family get ready to enjoy Christmas dinner after a neighbor had the missing piece for her mother’s oxygen tank.
As reported by KPTV Portland.