Aydhun Byars, a little five-year-old boy is being hailed a hero for saving the life of his mom. Byars was alone with his mom at his home when she suffered a medical emergency. The mother, Tarah Gunderlock, a Type I diabetic had gone into diabetic shock earlier this week with no other adult in the home to help her. However, little Aydhun, who himself suffers from a condition known as arthropyosis and has clubbed hands and feet, was smart enough to understand that his mom was in some sort of trouble and decided to call 911.
According to KMGH News, who reported the story first, Aydhun remembered the advice his grandmother gave him. He was taught by her the procedure of making an emergency call. Aydhun, who realized that his mom was not responding to his calls and was in a near-unconscious state, decided to call up 911 to ask for help.
The entire 911 call has been recorded and has been uploaded by KMGH News on to their SoundCloud stream. The audio clip is just over 10 minutes long — but is worth listening. You will be amazed at the way in which Aydhun handles the emergency situation.
In the call, Aydhun tells the 911 dispatcher he is not sure what is wrong with his mom who had stopped responding to his calls. He told the dispatcher that she was able to open her eyes but was not able to respond to him.
“She’s sleeping and she opens her eyes and she never answers me,” he told the dispatcher.
The dispatcher, who was also a patient lady, asked Aydhun to tell her his exact location. When the five-year-old was unable to tell her his address, the operator traced the call and sent a team of paramedics on their way. In the middle of the call, the dispatcher also asked Aydhun if there are any other adults nearby who could be called immediately — to which he replied in the negative. He also added that his father, who had gone to work, would not be back until Friday.
Within a few minutes of Aydhun making the call, paramedics arrived on the scene and discovered that Aydhun’s mother had gone into diabetic shock. She was administered treatment right there and was revived a few minutes later, an ABC News report confirmed.
When asked what was going through his mind during the entire episode, Aydhun admitted that he was a bit scared.
“I was a little scared but I was a lot calm. I just didn’t know what to do.”
The most remarkable fact about this story is that making a phone call is not an easy task for Aydhun, who, as was mentioned before, suffers from arthropyosis which has resulted in clubbed hands and feet. That was however not a big enough an obstacle for Aydhun who was determined to save his mother’s life.
In an interview with 7News, Tarah called Aydhun her “little superhero.”
“He’s my little superhero and he makes me really, really happy. I told him ‘you used your superpower’ and he told me ‘my superpower is love.'”
Aydhun’s heroic 911 call came just a few days after the Inquisitr reported about another such emergency made by a 13-year-old boy to rescue children from a burning home.
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