“I said, ‘Child, it’s zero degrees out there and all you have is a jacket. From then on, she said, “he hung on to me,” and in turn she “took over total control” of Lee Morgan, helping the onetime prodigy grow into the musician he was meant to be.
Helen would get him well, she would get him working, and five years later, she would end his life.
That was the night he met the woman who would save his life.
After the clubs had closed, “Helen’s Place” was somewhere to get warm and get fed.On that particular cold night, she says in “The Lady Who Shot Lee Morgan,” Morgan came by, “raggedy and pitiful…and for some kind of reason, my heart just went out to him. She got the coat back for him, along with his trumpet, and like a lost puppy, he followed her home.Amit Patel is unable to see much of the discrimination he faces – but his guide dog has helped him become aware of the extent of it.The 37-year-old former A&E doctor, who lost his sight five years ago to keratoconus, fitted a Go Pro camera to his dog Kika’s back to film some of the abuse he suffers on a daily basis while simply trying to get around London.A blind man fitted his guide dog with a camera to highlight the discrimination he faces while travelling around London.
Amit Patel, 37, said he is constantly pushed out of the way as he navigates around the trains and buses of the capital with Kika his guide dog.
His guide dog is so loyal to Mr Patel that she even saved his life when a car jumped a red light at a crossing.
"She saw the car and she got in front of me and took the hit - the car grazed her nose.
‘It all started when people barged me out of the way [on the escalator],’ he said.
‘They have loads of space to get past, but they seem to think it is fun to barge into a blind person.
He added that he decided to video his commute so that his wife Seema can share footage on social media to raise awareness.