Over a year ago, one Ohio family taught their then four-year-old son a short song to help him remember what to do in case of an emergency, but they never expected it would actually help him save their life one day.
Last month, mom Kristi Bailey collapsed after suffering from a ruptured ectopic pregnancy. “I knew something was off. I started feeling really light-headed and I started sweating. Next thing you know I’m on the floor,” Kristi said. “She was very sick and she had to go to the hospital,” said five-year-old Jackson.
Thankfully, Jackson still remembered the short jingle that his parents had taught him a year before about what to do if there was an emergency. “You call nana, daddy, 911, if mommy’s on the floor,” Jackson said. “[Jackson] had the presence of mind to remember something that we went over a year ago … ’Call Daddy, call Nana, call 911.’ He’s very helpful, very alert, but for him to look up [from his tablet] … that is miraculous in itself,” Kristi said about her son, who was diagnosed with ADHD the next day.
Jackson immediately grabbed the phone and called his grandma and dad, Todd Kleinpaste, who then called 911. By the time first responders arrived, Kristi was bleeding internally and had lost almost two liters of blood. Kristi lost the baby, but they managed to get her to the hospital in time to save her life. “I lost a baby, and not just that I almost died. It’s been hard,” she said.
Because of Jackson’s bravery, his mother is still alive today, and the Worthington Fire Department recently presented the brave little boy with a “Hero of the Day Award” for his quick-thinking. “What the firefighters did in putting a positive spin, honoring him like that, and making him know he was my hero, was amazing,” Kristi said.
Watch the entire video below to see what this little boy did to save his mom’s life.
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[Featured image: Kristi Bailey/Inside Edition]