Even in times of pandemic there is room for curious stories.
These days, children have dressed up as heroes on critical occasions. Recently, it was learned of the case of a minor who prevented a dog from attacking her sister. He (how could it be otherwise) received applause and praise from several Internet users and celebrities in networks (‘Captain America’ sent him his shield).
This time, the turn is for little Josh Chapman, who, with only 5 years, saved his mother from death.
As it did? Resuscitation techniques? First aid? Medical knowledge? Not: just a toy.
On July 28, Josh and Caroline, his mother, were at their home in Telford, a village in the county of Shropshire (England). While he played, the woman would accompany him into the break room and sometimes join the boy in the fun.
As reported by ‘The Daily Record’, Caroline, 41, suffered a diabetic coma that left her passed out on the floor. Josh saw her and, bewildered, went to find one of his favorite toys: an ambulance.
Curiously, his cart had the inscription ‘112’, which corresponds to an emergency number that works in real life in the British country.
The little boy didn’t think much about it: he went to the phone, dialed the number and ‘notified’ the authorities.
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‘Mom was playing and now her eyes are closed’
The operator who attended Josh listened carefully to the boy’s words: “Mom was playing with cars and now her eyes are closed”.
At that same moment they sent a team of paramedics to the home while, still on the line, they spoke with the boy to reassure him until the arrival of emergency services.
Caroline, according to ‘The Daily Record’, said, after being treated: “Suddenly I fainted (…) I woke up surrounded by paramedics, and many toys, and they explained to me that Josh had called them and had given them our address.”
The surprise was even greater, because, as he said, Josh “had never used a phone before. He looked at the number on the side of his toy ambulance and dialed 112”.
“I didn’t even know that that number was there, but it worked and I’m very proud of it,” said the mother in a conversation with the aforementioned media.
Josh had never used a phone before. He looked at the number on the side of his toy ambulance and dialed 112
‘Emergency vehicles are his favorites’
Caroline suffers from diabetes and, according to the local media that covered the news, usually has a jar with sweets or other food sources in case her sugar levels drop.
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He said, In moments before the coma, she had felt a ‘downer’, but it was too late to go to the kitchen.
Josh, fortunately, was on time.
The boy, according to his mother, has countless toys, especially cars.
“He loves his cars and emergency vehicles are his favorites. So he went directly to his favorite toy for help, ”the woman closed.
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