LAFAYETTE, La. (KLFY) – An unlikely 911 call from a two-year-old in Lafayette, Louisiana saved the life of her mother who was having a seizure.
Lakeisha Andrew, who suffers from epilepsy, a condition which causes seizures, had an epileptic attack just as her husband left home for work.
Fortunately, Lakeisha’s two-year-old daughter was home and made a call which saved her mother.
Lauryn Andrew, 2, is no stranger to seeing her mother have a seizure.
Her mother told KLFY that her daughter normally would cry or be spooked by the situation, but this time, Lauryn’s reaction was far from the normal.
“I was very stunned at this time that she remained calm,” Lakeisha said.
Lauryn dialed 911 on her own, placing the phone to her mother’s ear who fought through coughs to give her address to dispatch.
On average, the 911 call center in Lafayette gets more than 700 calls a day, a lot of them from kids playing around on their parent’s cell phone.
The operator, Keshee Trahan, said for this particular call, she knew from the toddler’s voice that something was different.
“It was just something different in her voice and I knew she wasn’t playing on the phone,” Trahan said.
Trahan stayed on the line with little Lauryn until deputies and paramedics arrived.
“[I] heard them knocking at the door and I asked her if she could go to the door, and she did,” she said. “Later, I found out she opened the door for them. I was just thinking, this is amazing for a two-year-old.”
Trahan and Lauryn met Tuesday for the first time and the unexpected little hero was showered with gifts and given a special award.
Lauryn’s mom Lakeisha said even though her daughter is only two, it’s good to know she can always rely on her baby to be by her side.