4-year-old Michigan girl calls 9-1-1 when pregnant mom has seizure


(WWMT/CNN) — A four-year-old Michigan girl stepped up to call 9-1-1 while her mom — nine months pregnant — is in the midst of a seizure.

In a nearly seven-and-a half-minute call with 9-1-1, little Calise Manning alerted dispatchers that her mom was having a seizure and gives them the address to her home in Kalamazoo.

Her mother Centerria Manning said “I was so proud of her because we practice and I teach her because I am epileptic. I teach her the address and my full name and things like that and how to dial 9-1-1.”

Manning said they started practicing the whole situation when Calise was just two years old. And Calise was put to the test when her mom began seizing — because Manning’s fiancĂ© was at work, Calise knew exactly what to do.

“She was like ‘I told you I was gonna take care of you if something happened,'” Manning said.

“It was really good to ride in the ambulance with Mom and she was really proud of me,” Calise said.

And perhaps the biggest bonus of it all was the arrival of little T.J., a healthy boy weighing seven pounds, seven ounces.

Calise couldn’t be prouder. “He’s cute and i really love him.”

The dispatcher who handled the 9-1-1 call has recommend Calise get an award for keeping calm in a scary situation.

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