NERVOUS SYSTEM HEALTH

Florida boy saves mom from epileptic seizure by calling emergency contacts

(Fox35)

(Fox35)

A 4-year-old boy is being hailed as a “superhero” for his quick thinking when his mother had an epileptic seizure. Liam Worfel, of Mount Dora, Florida, was home alone with his mother, Heather Coburn, and his 1-year-old brother when the incident occurred. She added that her seizure dog was out with her boyfriend at the time.

Liam took Coburn’s phone and called her emergency contacts.

"I'd been teaching him to go through my phone, my medical ID is in there, and he went in there and just started pushing numbers," Coburn told Fox 35.  "He called my dad, and then he got a hold of my grandma."

Coburn’s grandmother called 911 and the dispatcher called Liam.

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"I tell Mommy to get up!" Liam said, according to Fox35.

Emergency crews arrived and revived Coburn.

According to Fox35, Liam took the incident very seriously.

"It's kind of terrifying, a lot terrifying,” Coburn told the news channel.  “I'm  just so proud of him, and it's nice to know as a parent he was actually listening to me about what to do during an emergency."