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A Georgia family has asked a local police officer to be their daughter’s godfather after the officer performed life-saving CPR on the girl, saving her from choking.
Fox 5 Atlanta reported that Kristen Parham, of Greenville, noticed her 2-month-old daughter, Ma’Yavi, gasping for air in her car shortly after feeding her.
“White stuff was coming out of her nose and mouth,” Parham told the news station.
As Ma’Yavi began to turn blue, Parham said she and her husband didn’t know what to do, so they called 911.
Knox responded to the call, laying the baby on the couch and performing reverse CPR on her upon arrival. He sucked the cereal out of her throat, enabling her to breathe again. The crying that followed was “music to his ears,” Knox shared in a viral Facebook post.
A week after Knox saved Ma’Yavi, Parham asked whether he’d be her godfather, and he said, “yes,” Fox 5 Atlanta reported.
"I know he is a great person, and my baby will love him," Parham told the news station. "Every time she sees him, she gives him a big smile."
Knox calls Ma’Yavi his “angel” and wrote online that saving her life is his greatest and most profound accomplishment in his 25 years of being a police officer.
"I swear I will forever be your guardian and love you with all my heart," Knox wrote on Facebook, addressing Ma’Yavi. "I will be there for your first day, when you graduate school and college."