We've heard plenty of stories about kids who call 911 or help their parents out in an emergency -- but one little girl in Chicago went above and beyond the call of duty earlier this week. Nine-year-old Alyssa Meza delivered her baby sister after her mom went into labor at home.
Her mother informed her that she felt the baby coming out, and instead of panicking, Alyssa simply told her to push and said she'd catch the newborn -- which she did.
Wait, it gets better. After delivering the baby, she wrapped her in a towel -- and also managed to save her life thanks to something she learned by watching a medical TV show.
Take a look at this video to hear more about what this amazing little girl did.
Um ... it would be scary enough for an adult to assist in a birth where the baby had the umbilical cord around her neck -- but a 9-year-old?
She had to have been pretty freaked out, so for her to have the presence of mind to stay calm, untangle the cord, and go next door for help is pretty darn remarkable.
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It's amazing how kids really can pick up skills from something as simple as watching TV -- though something tells me Alyssa is a little more resourceful than the average 9-year-old. And I know she says she wants to be a paramedic when she grows up, but she might want to aim even higher than that. Who else thinks she's well on her way to earning an advanced medical degree? If she can successfully deliver and save a baby at age 9 -- imagine what she'll be able to do as an adult! The possibilities are truly endless for this incredible little girl.
Do you think your child would remain calm in a situation like this?
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