Top News Stories Of The Day: 9-Year-Old Tampa Boy Helps Deliver Baby Sister – ‘I Feel Like A Hero’
Top News Stories For Today: 9-Year-Old Tampa Boy Helps Deliver Baby Sister
A 9-year-old boy, Lindell Lyons, helped his family in Tampa deliver his baby sister after their new bundle of joy made a surprise appearance. Princess Anntte Brantley’s family says she was born on August 6, weighing 6 lb. 14 oz. A week and a half later, mom and baby are doing well.
“I see that she’s cute and I think, I think she’s having a good dream,” her big brother, Lindell, said.
“I was just in shock, like I didn’t know what was gonna happen,” Lyons said.
According to the boy, while he was eating breakfast and watching TV, his mom Shanelle Brantley, told him to call 911 that she said had gone into labor. Lyons called 911 and told dispatchers that his mom was having a baby and followed their instructions.
“He was cool and calm and collected and she just came out,” she said.
Lyons also admitted, “I was thinking, trying to remember what they said.”
Jared McYeo, a communications training officer with Tampa Fire Rescue, was on the other end of the call following their protocols.
“He did a fabulous job. He’s the one that deserves all the credit. He really held his cool, he went and followed the instructions to the letter and helped his mom deliver his baby sister,” McYeo said.
According to McYeo, he’s delivered two other babies in his decade as a dispatcher, but none with someone so young on the other end of the call.
“I’m getting ready to have a baby on Friday so all I was thinking about was ‘okay, what if I had to do this,’ you know somebody had to tell me how to do this. I would want it to be explained the best possible way, the easiest way,” McYeo said. “But talking to little kids on 911, they’re amazing, they’re far better than adults in my opinion.”
“It was a kind of a dream to me I was kind of nervous at the same time for him, but I said ‘I knew he could do it. I knew he could do it,’” Brantley said.
Lindell said he’s proud of himself.
“I feel like a hero,” he said.
“I’ll start off from beginning to end. And every single detail.”
But Lyons said, she just might not believe it.
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