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A pregnant mom in Michigan has her 4-year-old daughter to thank after the tot's quick thinking saved both her life and possibly her baby's.
Centerria Manning was nine-and-a-half months pregnant when she had a seizure.
"I got up, and that's all I can remember," she recounts about the frightening moment she fell.
Luckily, the mom, who suffers from epilepsy, had trained her preschool age daughter, Calise, what to do in such a situation.
"I was so proud of her because we practice, and I (taught) her because I am epileptic. I (taught) her the address and my full name and things like that and how to dial 911," Manning told KFSN-TV Fresno after the episode.
When Calise saw that her mom needed help, she dialed 911 and gave the operator the information needed to send an ambulance.
"She's shaking, and she's having a baby. My mom is really pregnant, and she's having a boy, and she really needs help," young Calise said during the emergency call.
When asked how old she was, Calise adorably replied, "I'm 4. And I'm almost getting bigger."
Manning delivered her baby at the hospital two days later and named him TJ. According to the new mom-of-two, the brave big sister could not be more in love with her little brother.
This story really struck a chord with me because I have a 4-year-old, and if I'm being honest, I'm not sure she would know what to do in an emergency like this. It's a wake up call that I should educate my kids on how to dial 911 and make sure they know our address. You never know when training like this could come in handy, and even save a life.
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