Bronx Boy, 3, Hailed As Hero For Quickly Getting Help To Mom Suffering Seizure
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) -- Many children are told what to do in an emergency, but this little guy saved the day.
A Bronx toddler is being credited with saving his mother during a medical emergency and he’s not even 4 years old yet.
“Um, I’m 3,” Omas Diaz told CBS 2′s John Slattery on Friday.
Little Omas did what he was trained to do.
“I’m very proud of him. I’m very proud and I’m thankful and grateful,” said the boy’s mother, Asha Diaz.
It was Tuesday afternoon in their Morris Heights apartment, Omas’ mother suffered an epileptic seizure and fell to the floor.
“When it happens, I don’t know…I’m not ‘here.’ I’m gone,” Asha Diaz said.
With that, the little guy put on his shorts and sneakers and unlocked the door. Omas then left his apartment, headed up the stairs one flight and knocked on the door of his grandmother’s apartment.
“I said ‘Grandma, mommy needs your help,’” the boy said.
“He said, ‘Come grandma, come. Momma needs your help.’ I see his face…like he was very serious or scared,” said the boy’s grandmother, Sharon.
Omas’ grandmother ran downstairs to find her daughter on the floor.
“She started just shaking, just really out of control. It was scary,” she said.
The grandmother called 911 and young Omas then took it upon himself to call his father on his grandmother’s cellphone.
“I’m pretty shocked. This is not something you can practice every day,” said the boy’s father, whose name is also Omas.
The child’s mother said he’s been instructed to call 911 in an emergency, but instead, went for his grandmother.
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