A 7-year-old Chicago boy was honored on Friday for helping save his mother’s life by calling 911 while she was suffering a seizure.
Daniel Armani Johnson, who goes by D.J., was home with his mom, Tarissa Clark, on the night of May 30. He was quick to respond when he noticed that his mother was having a seizure, The Chicago Sun-Times reported.
D.J. remained calm while giving vital information to operators at the 911 center. The young boy even comforted his mother at the same time.
“I’ve been here for 18 years and handled thousands and thousands of calls, but this guy was a step ahead, especially for being so young,” said Chicago Fire Department Communications Officer Dianne Statts-Mareci.
“It’s key because all the information we ask is necessary to get the right kind of help,” she added.
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