Acts of Kindness
6-year-old acts fast to save pregnant mom after seeing her unconscious on the floor
Instead of panicking, the little boy sprung into action to save both his mother and his unborn sister.
Caryl Jane Espiritu
09.28.22

When a woman is pregnant, it is a dangerous thing if she slips or falls. This can lead to potential risk to the baby’s life or injury to the mother, depending on the severity of the incident.

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One mom experienced one of a pregnant woman’s worst nightmares: falling.

Danielle Incontro was having her usual daily routine and there was nothing out of the ordinary until the unthinkable happened. She was on her way to the bathroom when she suddenly felt dizzy and experienced light-headedness. After that, everything went dark.

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The next thing she knew was that paramedics and the police were already in her home, giving her medical attention and care. Unknown to her, Danielle actually fell on the floor and lost consciousness.

It was fortunate that the pregnant woman was not alone at the time of the incident.

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Sawyer, her 6-year-old son, was on the floor playing with Legos when he saw his mom lying near the bathroom floor. She lost consciousness and she was not answering Sawyer’s call.

Little Sawyer may be young, but he knew what to do. The young boy left his Legos, jumped into action, and looked for the phone. He knew the numbers he needed to call and he carefully dialed 911.

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The little guy saved his mom and unborn sibling because of his quick thinking.

The Orange County Fire Authority visited the family and recounted the events that unfolded that day.

“Sawyer was playing Legos when his pregnant mother got up to use the restroom,” Orange County Fire Authority Capt. Steve Concialdi said, according to Patch. “She got up too quickly, became dizzy and blacked out.”‘

CBS Los Angeles reported that the mom has a couple of medical conditions that have caused her to black out before.

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After discovering that his mom passed out, Sawyer tried calling her name multiple times.

When she did not respond, the boy took matters into his own hands and grabbed the phone to call 911.

“Irvine Police Dispatch took the call and started talking with him, telling him that police and firefighters would be there soon,” the firefighter further shared. “Luckily, Sawyer’s parents taught him how to properly call 9-1-1, and even taped their address to the refrigerator to share with the 9-1-1 dispatcher in case of emergency.”

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While the boy’s mom was still unconscious, the dispatch caller kept the boy on the phone and talked to him until the paramedics arrived.

“He stayed nice and calm, totally relaxed and just told the firefighter paramedics, ‘My mommy’s back here.'” the paramedic shared.

Danielle is very proud of her son.

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Irvine Police officers awarded Sawyer a challenge coin as a sign and remembrance of his accomplishment of saving his mother’s life as well as his unborn sibling. The boy proudly shared it with his classmates at Westpark Elementary School.

“Best things for parents to teach kids in an emergency situation is to stay calm and call 9-1-1. The dispatcher will answer and talk to them until help arrives,” Orange County Fire Authority Capt. Steve Concialdi shared.

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This story is a reminder that even kids can help if we teach them the right things to do. Little Sawyer’s baby sister would surely love to know that her big brother is one brave and smart kid.

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By Caryl Jane Espiritu
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Caryl Jane Espiritu is a contributor at SBLY Media.
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