‘He’s my hero’: 10-year old boy helps deliver baby brother

‘He’s my hero’: 10-year old boy helps deliver baby brother
A 10-year-old Sulphur, Louisiana, boy is being hailed as "a hero" after he helped safely deliver his baby brother earlier this month. (Image source: KPLC-TV screenshot)

A 10-year-old Sulphur, Louisiana, boy is being hailed as a hero after he helped safely deliver his baby brother earlier this month.

According to KPLC-TV, Ashly Moreau went into labor early, at just 34 weeks into her pregnancy. She was home alone with her 11-month-old daughter Remi and her son Jayden Fontenot, 10.

When Jayden discovered his mother in labor in the bathroom, he ran to his grandmother’s nearby house for help. She called the police but was unable to come help Moreau because she was recovering from surgery.

Jayden ran back home and asked his mother how to help.

“When he got to the bathroom, he just took a deep breath and was like, ‘OK, Mom, just tell me what I need to do, and I’m going to do it,'” Moreau told the station. “He didn’t look scared, he looked calm and brave. So I said, ‘OK, I’m going to tell you what to do, and we need to get your brother out as fast as possible because he’s breeched and he can’t breathe right now.’”

Jayden said he pulled his brother gently by his legs “until he came out.”

“I wasn’t even thinking,” he said. “I was amazed. I didn’t know what was going on.”

After the baby was born, Jayden ran to the kitchen to get a nasal aspirator to clear the baby’s nose and help him breathe. The baby finally started to breathe. Paramedics arrived shortly after.

Doctors told KPLC that if Jayden hadn’t been there to help, the baby would never have started breathing and Moreau would have bled out during her delivery.

Hero status

Moreau said she wants Jayden to know how proud she is of him.

“He is brave,” Moreau said. “He is strong. He’s my hero.”

Jayden’s stepfather, Kelsey Richard, called his actions “amazing.”

“He saved their lives,” Richard said. “He’s a hero.”

KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

KPLC reported that at an assembly at Jayden’s elementary school on Monday, Sulphur Mayor Chris Duncan presented Jayden with a key to the city of Sulphur.

“Jayden is a hero in the city of Sulphur’s eyes,” Duncan told KPLC. “He saved the life of not only his mom but his little brother Daxx.”

Sulphur Police Chief Lewis Coats gave Jayden a certificate to be chief of police for a day.

Asked how he felt about his awards, Jayden told KPLC, “I feel excited I guess.”

According to KPLC, Jayden’s newborn brother, Daxx, is still recovering in the hospital, but he is expected to come home in the next few days.

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