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8-Year-Old Boy Rushes to Save Little Sister after Seeing She Can't Breathe

Brittany Chalmers
Aug 04, 2022
12:20 A.M.

A big brother's attention to detail made a significant difference. He noticed his younger sister was struggling to breathe and what he did next surprised his mother. Read the story and discover how one boy's quick thinking saved the day.

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Have you ever been faced with the daunting mission of saving someone's life? It can be scary and intimidating, but it is always worth it. If one youngster had not been aware of his little sister, their family's worst nightmare could've become a reality.

Thankfully, he was in the right place at the right time—and to everyone's amazement, he also had the right "skills" to perform the heroic deed.

Ezra and his sister Naarah. | Source: Youtube.com/Inside Edition

Ezra and his sister Naarah. | Source: Youtube.com/Inside Edition

THE LITTLE GIRL NEEDED URGENT HELP

Ezra, 8, enjoyed watching clips on the internet. However, he never imagined that one of the videos would equip him with life-saving intel.

Initially, the mother was confused by her son's actions because she didn't think he knew the correct procedure.

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The proud big brother was enjoying an ordinary day at home in 2022 when something terrifying happened. His three-year-old sister, Naarah, needed help.

She had been enjoying her spaghetti while her mother, Meg St-Esprit, was busy doing dishes in the kitchen. A few moments were enough for the situation to escalate, leaving little Naarah in a tight spot.

THE BIG BROTHER ACTED QUICKLY

Fortunately, Ezra was close by when his sister started choking and holding her neck. It was evident that she was struggling to breathe, and with every passing second, the situation became worse.

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While many other kids would've missed the signs or taken extra time to find help, Ezra assisted his sibling instantly. Equipped with the knowledge he got via the Inside Edition YouTube channel, he sprung into action.

HIS ACTIONS SAVED HER LIFE

The eight-year-old boy performed the Heimlich maneuver and dislodged the spaghetti blocking his sister's airway. Ezra shared:

"I saw her eyes were getting red. I knew she wasn't okay, so I just came up behind her and she choked out a lot of stuff."

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Once the food was out, the family checked to see if the little girl was okay. She was doing well, and they didn't even need to visit the doctor or hospital.

THE MOTHER WAS STUNNED BY HER SON

Initially, the mother was confused by her son's actions because she didn't think he knew the correct procedure. She explained:

"When he first put his arms around her like he's gonna do the Heimlich, I was like 'don't do that, you don't know what you're doing.'"

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However, Ezra couldn't stand by while his sister was struggling. He knew he needed to help, and thankfully he did. The mom's confusion soon turned to joy, and she was proud of how her son saved the day.

MEET ANOTHER LITTLE HERO

In 2021, another little sister needed urgent help. The 20-month-old toddler from Hazleton, Pennsylvania, was enjoying a meal of chicken nuggets when disaster struck.

Little Lelia Demsey couldn't breathe, but fortunately, her big brother was in the backseat of the car with her. She wasn't coughing, crying, or panicking, but Jaxson Demsey knew his sister needed help.

The eight-year-old told his dad to stop the car before he started with the life-saving technique. He shared:

"We were driving to my haircut, and I noticed she was starting to choke from a chicken nugget from McDonald's. I told my dad to pull over. Then I [started] to pat on her back, and it got out."

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Jaxson Demsey, his sister Lelia and their mom. | Source: Youtube.com/PAHomepage.com

Jaxson Demsey, his sister Lelia and their mom. | Source: Youtube.com/PAHomepage.com

THE DAD WAS PROUD OF HIS SON

Jaxson learned how to save someone who was choking thanks to "The Substitutes," a show he watched on Nickelodeon. The youngster's dad was immensely proud of his son's quick thinking and added:

"He amazes us every day. We're simply blessed to have the child that he is, the things that he does for his family, his friends, for his little sister. He's a good big brother."

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Sometimes help can come from places and people you least expect. In this case, the heroes were little boys who saved their sisters from possible tragedy. We take our hats off to them and encourage others to follow their example.

What did you think about their heroic deeds? Please share this story with friends and family so the little heroes can get the praise they deserve.

Click here for another story about a brave youngster who saved someone's life. The seven-year-old noticed a toddler was drowning and didn't think twice before rushing in to save the day.

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