Boy rescues mom by calling 911

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OREM -- A 10-year-old came to the rescue of his diabetic mother. He called 911 when he realized she was unconscious and struggling to breathe.

Rosa Coronado is doing fine now, she's just a little tired. She credits her son's quick thinking for possibly saving her life.

"Yeah, I'm very proud of him. He's my super-hero," she says.

Just after 11 a.m. Monday, Anthony called 911 because his mother was going into diabetic shock.

On the 911 recording he's heard saying, "Hi, um, there's something wrong with my mom. Stuff is coming out of her mouth, I think it's saliva. It's coming out really fast."

His mom, 29-year-old Rosa Coronado, was diagnosed with diabetes six years ago. Since then, she's taught Anthony how to care for her in an emergency.

"I just knew she wasn't feeling so good, so I just thought I should call 911," Anthony says.

He says he was panicked on the phone, but the dispatcher helped him through it. The dispatcher asked if Rosa was a diabetic, which Anthony was able to confirm.

Rosa was unconscious when Orem City police and paramedics arrived.

"I saw all the paramedics," Rosa says. "Many questions running through my head like, ‘Where am I? What's going on?' I didn't even realize I was at home."

She immediately asked for her son, who was standing by with a peanut butter sandwich and juice.

Emergency workers left after her blood sugar rose to a safe level.

"I actually feel very happy because she's here and not in the hospital or actually gone," Anthony says.

Rosa says she'll go to her doctor to review her insulin dosage.

As for Anthony he'll be back in school Tuesday.


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