Six-year-old Stoke saves the lives of his pregnant mother and unborn sister by using the iPad to call for help
The six-year-old saves the life of his pregnant mother and unborn sister by using iPad to call for help and pushing the keys through the letterbox for paramedics after she succumbed to sepsis at home
- Max Lewis, six, called his aunt Sonia to tell her that his mother was ‘breathing funny’
- Nicky Lewis, 31, had developed sepsis while she was 26 weeks pregnant
- Aunt called 999 and rushed to their home in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire
- Doctors said that if Max Nicky had not been there and her daughter Willow would have died
Max Lewis, now six, saved the life of his mother and unborn sister Willow when using his iPad to ask for help when Nicky, 31, fell ill in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire
The quick actions of a heroic little boy saved his pregnant mother’s life when she passed out at their home.
Max Lewis, now six, cleverly used his iPad to ask for help when his mother Nicky, 31, fell ill in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire.
Unbeknownst to Nicky, the boss of a cleaning company, she had developed sepsis and started to worsen in tea time after her husband Sam, 33, left for work at 6pm.
The mother, who was 26 weeks pregnant at the time, decided to go to bed early after saying that she was feeling unwell and tired.
Little Max went in to see her, but was worried when she didn’t wake up, so he decided to call his Aunt Sonia on his iPad and tell her he was scared because she was “breathing funny.”
Sonia immediately called an ambulance and quickly drove to the house, where she arrived at the same time as the ambulance.
To help the doctors enter the house, Max bravely stood on a stool so he could reach the front door keys and slide them through the letterbox.
Nicky developed sepsis and was rushed to the hospital after Max cleverly sounded the alarm on his Aunt Sonia while his father, Sam, was working
The paramedics brought Nicky home and rushed her to the hospital, where she was diagnosed with sepsis.
She spent a week in the hospital recovering completely, and doctors told her she would have died if it wasn’t her son’s quick thinking.
Her husband Sam is said to have returned home less than ten hours after Max made the crucial call.
A few months later, Nicky gave birth to Max’s sister Willow.
Doctors told Nicky that she and her unborn daughter would have died if Max hadn’t been so fast
Sam Lewis said Stoke Sentinel: “We are grateful every day for what Max did, especially when we look back now and think about what it could have been.
“Like any other six-year-old, he can be very cheeky, but we have to constantly remember that he saved their lives.
“There is no doubt that Max saved his mother and sister’s life – we are still looking back on this day and thinking how lucky we are to have such a brave and smart boy.”
The courageous youngster is also a karting champion and is sponsored by Bobo’s Barbers in Stoke-on-Trent, owned by the wife of World’s Strongest Man Eddie Hall.
For his courage, Max has been nominated for one Our Heroes Award run by local newspaper Stoke Sentinel in the Bright Young Thing category.