OCEAN COUNTY, N.J. (CBS) – An 8-year-old boy is being hailed as a hero after he jumped into action when his mom started having medical problems.
“Mommy, it’s okay, stay with me. I’m here, your baby is here, and called 911 and told them,” young Jace reportedly said, comforting his mother, who started having medical issues while driving in the car on Monday in Jackson. Jace’s mother, Nicole, shared the emotional experience on Facebook.READ MORE: Philadelphia Mother Pleading To Find Driver Who Struck Son In Hit-And-Run, 'Guardian Angel' Who Found Him
“Everybody knows the extreme medical issues I’ve been struggling with and today my son, who always has been but now will forever be my hero, asked for McDonald’s and as I was driving there, I felt a heart wrench in my stomach and knew an [aura] was coming, which is the feeling I get before I have a seizure,” said Nicole in the post. “I immediately pulled over unable to breathe, blurred vision and numbness in my neck.”
Nicole says Jace then jumped into the front seat and called 911 as she lost consciousness.
“Please come help, my mommy isn’t breathing,” Jace reportedly told emergency responders.
“[He] told them the exact location where we were, what color and type of car we were in, and felt for a pulse and told them I had none,” said Nicole.READ MORE: Philadelphia's Evil Genius Beer Company Giving Out Free Beers To Those Getting Vaccinated In May
And within seconds Jackson police and emergency responders were there to render aid.
Nicole says she can’t thank her son and the first responders enough.
“The first responders were yelling and screaming, “YOUR SON SAVED YOUR LIFE AND IS YOUR HERO.’ I am so speechless and cannot stop crying on how amazing my 8-year-old is and how amazing Jackson’s first responders were,” Nicole writes.
“This young man was able to tell the telecommunicator where he was, what type of vehicle he was in, and what exactly was going on with his mom. Because of his calmness with providing the necessary information, units were able to arrive to assist his mother in under 5 minutes. There are a lot of people including this agency who are very proud of him,” said the Ocean County Sheriff’s Office in a statement to Jersey Shore Online.MORE NEWS: Friday Night In New Jersey Looks Like Something Out Of 2019 As Restrictions Eased
Good work Jace!