It was a “miracle on 125th Street” last December, when Cecil Williams, who is blind, temporarily lost consciousness and fell onto the subway tracks at the Harlem station with his loyal service dog Orlando close behind. Onlookers frantically summoned help. Together, the two survived in the space between the tracks as the train pulled in above them.
Suffering from cuts and bruises, and a laceration to his head, Mr. Williams was treated at St. Luke’s Hospital for nine days before being released. Orlando was always at his side.