A 5-year-old Aurora, Colorado, boy is being credited with some quick thinking that saved his mom’s life on Monday.
KMGH News visited little Aydhun Byars and his mom, Tarah Gunderlock, recently, and during a videotaped interview (shown below) listened to Aydhun’s 911 call that got emergency personnel to his apartment.
“She's sleeping and she just opened her eyes and she never answers me,” he can be heard telling the 911 dispatcher in the call.
That was at 5 p.m. on Monday. Gunderlock, a Type 1 diabetic, had gone into diabetic shock and was badly in need of assistance.
Aydhun told KMGH he remembered that his grandmother had shown him how to make an emergency call.
But even that was a struggle for the boy. Aydhun suffers from arthropyosis, Gunderlock said, a condition that has left him with slightly clubbed hands and feet and diminished motor skills.
Aydhun said he made the call because he didn’t know any other way to help his mom.
“I was a little scared but I was a lot calm,” he said. “I just didn’t know what to do.”
“I don't know what mom is doing, but I need someone's help,” he can be heard telling the operator in the call. “I don't know what apartment we live in, and I'm not tall enough to reach the doorknob.”
The operator dispatched the Aurora Fire Department to the apartment, according to ABC News.
Personnel with the department that spoke to ABC said they were able to administer the help Gunderlock needed and did not have to transport her to the hospital.
Gunderlock said that help came just in time, thanks to Aydhun's call.
“He did it at the perfect time,” she told KMGH. “If he would have waited I would have had seizures, and that’s really scary.”
She called her son her “little superhero.”
“I told him, ‘You used your superpower,’” Gunderlock said. “He told me, ‘My superpower is love.”
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