3-Year-Old Hero Saves Aunt’s Life
A three-year-old boy saved his aunt’s life after she started having seizures.
Tyrone Copeland Jr. was playing in Speakman Park in Wilmington, Delaware last Friday afternoon, when he noticed his aunt Deneene Copeland having seizures. Instead of being helpless, the toddler found help and explained the situation to two strangers.
“His exact words were ‘she was laying there and she’d had a seizure and her mouth was closed, and she didn’t open her eyes and she was having a she wasn’t moving,” Paula Thomas, one of the bystanders explained. With the boy’s clear direction, Thomas and Gena Butler were able to call 911 and help Deneene.
When paramedics and police arrived at the scene, Deneene was still unable to talk as a result of the seizure. Luckily, little Tyrone was able to tell officials his aunt’s name and their address.
“He is just amazing because he knew his name, he knew his address, and he told us concisely what was wrong and where to go,” Thomas added.
Copeland was quickly transported to a nearby hospital and has since been released.
“Any other person probably wouldn’t have done that, and for his age, I am very thankful,” said Deneene.
As for our little hero, the community is planning to organize a small ceremony in honor of his quick-thinking. “I didn’t even know he was able to do that,” Tyrone’s dad Tyrone Copeland Sr. said with a mixture of pride and wonder.