For Jason Rubinski, a Lakewood resident who works in Avon, stopping on an I-90 ramp at Lear Road to help a mother in distress was just something any good samaritan would do.
Little did Rubinski know that his efforts saved the life of an infant when stopped to aid the frantic mother in May of 2016.
His efforts were honored on Aug. 12 and Avon Mayor Bryan Jensen, along with Police Chief Richard Bosley and Fire Chief Frank Root, presented Rubinski with a proclamation.
The presentation took place at Avon Pointe Health Center in Avon, the pediatrics center beneath Jason’s office at Kuno Creative, a marketing agency that occupies office space above the clinic.
“I see kids going in and out of there all the time. So that is the place I thought of when I stopped to help the mother,” said Rubinski. A representative of the clinic said Jason’s actions likely saved the life of the child as the medical team there was able to intervene in time to help the child.
Mayor Jensen said the proclamation is just the fourth his office has presented. The proclamation cites Jason’s willingness to put himself in a position to assist a mother and child in distress immediately rather than waiting for help. “As a result of Jason’s quick thinking and willingness to get involved and help a stranger in need, a child’s life was saved,” says the proclamation.