Boy saves dad having seizure by calling 911

Posted at 7:55 PM, Jul 11, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-12 10:48:06-04

Heroes come in all sizes. This one--small enough to perch on his kitchen counter eating a lollipop.

Just Monday, 8-year-old Jordan Bird may have saved his father’s life.

Jordan was too shy to talk much, but his actions speak for themselves.

He was sleeping over his dad’s house in Apache Junction when Jordan woke up at 4 a.m. to a gurgling sound.

“His father was having a seizure," said Erin Condon, Jordan's mother. "Jordan ran to the neighbor’s house and knocked on the door."

But there was no answer at two neighbors' doors.

No other adults were around. So Jordan picked up the phone.

“He called 911 and stayed on the phone with them until they got there," Condon said.

Jordan was able to give the 911 dispatcher his address and wait on the phone until help arrived.

“He was able to stay calm enough to be able to tell them what was going on," Condon said.

Jordan said he knew immediately what was happening because his dad has had a seizure before.

Today, his dad is out of the hospital doing well, Condon said.

“[Jordan] did a really great job. Staying calm was really important," Condon said.

In this case, it was not just important, but life saving.