CLOVIS, California (KSEE/KGPE) – A 7-year-old boy’s quick thinking and calm demeanor helped save his mother’s life.
On June 23, 2019, Joseph Guerrero called 911 when his mother fell to the floor, suffering from a seizure. She has a history of medical issues so she taught her two children at a young age how to call 911.
Joseph remained calm and composed during the call which helped 911 dispatcher Amber Acheson gather all the needed details so first responders could render aid. Fire and EMS arrived at the apartment and were able to tend to his mother.
Joseph has been through his fair share of medical procedures including heart surgery at age 5. His mother Jocie says his actions could have saved her life.
“He’s just been through so much the past couple years and I was just really honored and blessed to see him receive everything because he deserves it, he has a purpose,” said his mother, Jocie.
Tuesday night, the Clovis City Council recognized Joseph with an award.
“This 7-year-old actually did better than most adults do on 911 so it was pretty neat to see,” said Clovis Police Sgt. Jim Munro.