A 9-year-old boy boy from Collin County, Texas is being hailed as a hero for saving his mother’s life. His effort was caught on a doorbell video.
Ingrid Fleury says she installed her Ring doorbell as a line of defense, but never realized that it would capture her own son saving the day.
Nine-year-old Santiago Coll rallied into action when Fleury collapsed in their Sachse home on August 29. Santiago and Ingrid, along with Santiago’s 5-year-old brother Eduardo, were painting at the kitchen table when it happened.
Video from the doorbell revealed Santiago ran outside to give his address to the 911 operator.
He explains what went wrong.
“Come fast! Come fast, please! My mom is on the floor! My mom is on the floor!,” Santiago is heard saying. Santiago remained anxious but calm throughout the conversation.
He and Eduardo are comforted by the operator.
“You’re doing wonderful, okay? I know you’re scared. Stay on the phone until the ambulance gets there,” the operator says as the boys stand on the doorstep.
“I was scared and I was like sad cause what is going to happen to my mom,” Santiago said.
It was an eight-minute call, so it must have felt like a lifetime.
By the time help arrives, Fleury was conscious and she was wheeled out on a stretcher, unaware of anything that had happened.
Although Fleury is just 35-years-old, she suffered a stroke and seizure. Doctors discovered she had blood clots in her brain and she is undergoing treatment.
Fleury spent 6 days in the ICU and had no idea how big a role Santiago played in her survival until she saw the video.
“I’m forever grateful, you know, you think about sometimes that you gave them the life, and he actually gave me another chance,” Fleury said.
Santiago said he learned at school to call 911 during emergencies.
He wants to pass along the advice to other kids.