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Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Boy, 9, Stops Car, Saves Family

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The Reward


Jimmy Stevens was riding down a highway in Texas with his younger brother and sister when his Mom, who was driving, passed out at the wheel.

Jimmy couldn’t wake her up, so he climbed into her lap and steered the car to the shoulder. He pushed the brake pedal until the car stopped, and put the car in park.

Then he called 911 on his Mom’s cell phone.

He told the operator his Mom wasn’t breathing, and he stayed on the line as she directed EMS to the car. Jimmy kept his brother and sister calmed down while he was guiding EMS with landmarks.

The first his Mom knew about it was when she woke up in the hospital.

It’s nice to have a happy ending.

BUT:

His Mom and Dad are taking the whole family to Red Lobster, to celebrate. Jimmy has never been there, and he has always wanted to go. They told Jimmy he can have as much to eat as he wants.

I think that’s great.

They’re not sure why his mother just stopped breathing.

Let’s hope that no one in the family is allergic to seafood. From About: Allergies:

“The manifestations of fish and shellfish allergies can include those of a classic food allergy. The more common symptoms include skin, stomach, or respiratory problems. More specifically they can include nasal congestion, hives, itching, swelling, wheezing or shortness of breath, nausea, upset stomach, cramps, heart burn, gas, diarrhea, lightheadedness, or fainting.”


Enjoy, y’all!

2 Comments:

  • At 6:07 PM, Blogger LJG aka Pennsylvania Independent said…

    I am not allergic to seafood for all I know, but I do not eat much of it because I am Jewish.
    I am allergic to Latex however. LOL

     
  • At 12:00 PM, Blogger Wordnerd said…

    That's really an amazing story. I hope my kids could do the same for me if ever called upon.

     

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