Upon arriving home from our Sunday activities last weekend, we were delighted to find a cheerful arrangement of balloons tied to our mailbox, with one specific balloon saying "Congrats."

There was no note, no card and no message left anywhere.

We are assuming it was to congratulate my husband on his recent accomplishment.

This past August marked the five-year anniversary of the accident where he was hit by a car while riding his bicycle in training for an Iron Man Triathlon.

He suffered a spinal cord injury and was paralyzed from the chest down.

To commemorate this five-year anniversary of his accident, he competed in his first triathlon since the accident as a para-athlete in Madison, Conn., on Sept. 7.

In addition to family and friends being extremely proud of him, he also received some local media coverage, which may have spurred the balloon arrangement.

We were simply delighted at this selfless act of kindness and feel truly blessed to have so many wonderful people in our lives.

Also, being that it has been five years since the accident, we would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for all you did for us at the time of the accident, for all you've done over the years since the accident, and for all that you continue to do.

We can't express enough how much we appreciate your kindness and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

Sue and Mike Loura

Darien

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