‘He is a little hero,’ Autistic son saves mom by calling 911, following dispatcher’s directions
DELTONA, Fla. – His mother didn’t even know her son knew how to call 911 but when there was an emergency, Joshua jumping into action, saving his mother’s life.
Joshua said, “I need some help!”
The dispatcher said, “Hello, what happened?”
Joshua said, “Mommy got hurt.”
The dispatcher said, “How did she get hurt?”
Joshua said, “Mommy fell down.”
Lisa Kirby said, “At the hospital, I said, ‘How did I get here? How did I get here?”
Just hours out of the hospital, Lisa Kirby is happy to be home with her son after a bad fall trying to hang curtains.
She blacked out and woke up on the ground, unable to move.
Her first thought was being home alone with an autistic son.
Kirby said, “There was no one else here to help me. I didn’t know what I was gonna do. I was just scared of Joshua. That was my main concern was Joshua, nobody being here for him.”
Little did she know, Joshua had found her phone and dialed 911.
For 11 minutes, he stayed calm on the phone and took directions from the dispatcher.
The dispatcher said, “Can you stay on the phone with me and get Mommy a towel? Can you unlock the door?”
Joshua said, “I already did.”
Kirby said, “Me and my husband were both amazed. We’re like how did he do that? Because I didn’t even know he knew what 911 was.”
By the time she was finally able to speak, Joshua’s call had already brought help to the front door.
Joshua said, “Okay, ambulance is here now.”
He’s an energetic 7-year-old and now he is a lot more.
Kirby said, “He is a little hero.”