4-year-old Dials 9-1-1 to Save Her Pregnant Mom's Life

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When 4-year-old Calise Manning's pregnant mother suffered a seizure at their home in Kalamazoo, Mich., the young girl didn't panic because she knew exactly what to do, mlive reports.

Calise immediately called 9-1-1 and listened carefully to the dispatcher's instructions. She was able to turn her mother, Centerria Manning, on to her side and let the emergency workers inside of the home once they arrived on the scene. The 4-year-old rode in the ambulance with her mother to Borgess Medical Center where she delivered her new baby boy TJ two days later. He weighed in at 7 pounds and 7 ounces. 

"It was really good to ride in the ambulance with mom, and she was really proud of me," Calise said.

"I was so proud of her, because we practice and I teach her because I am epileptic," Manning told News Channel 3. "I teach her the address and my full name and things like that, and how to dial 9-1-1."

The dispatcher who spoke with Calise told New Channel 3 that she's recommending that the girl get an award because she remained calm and collected during the phone call. As far the 4-year-old hero was concerned, she was simply doing what she was trained to do.

"She was like, 'I told you I was gonna take care of you if something happened,'" Centerria said.


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