The Company of an Angel

by Onita Coco

My grandmother had been burned and had to run almost a mile to the closest neighbor. It was in 1947 down a gravel road and she was alone with third degree burns over most of her body. She was not a religious woman, but she said that when she didn't think she could make it she turned and there was a man in white running beside her. He ran right with her until she could see the neighbor's house and she looked and he was gone. She never doubted that it was an angel. Though she died 30 days later her whole outlook on life and death was changed.

Inspiration for Story: Grandmother's burn accident