In Michigan, a four-year-old girl is being called a hero for calling 911 after her pregnant mother fell down from a seizure. Calise’s mother, Centerria Manning, suffers from epilepsy and has been teaching her daughter to call 911 since she was two-years-old. She said, “I was so proud of her, because we practice … because I am epileptic, I teach her the address and my full name and things like that, and how to dial 911.”
Calise told WWMT news that when she heard her mom fall she went to see what happened and then called the police. The dispatcher who answered the call was very impressed with Calise’s clarity in the situation. She told the dispatcher, “This is Calise Manning … she’s shaking and she’s having a baby. My mom is really pregnant and she’s having a boy and she really needs help.”
Then the dispatcher asked for Calise’s age and she said she was four. The dispatcher was surprised and asked, “You’re 4?”Calise answered, “Yes. And I’m almost getting bigger.” According to the Christian Post, the call lasted more than seven minutes, and during that time Calise was able to explain that her mother had a seizure and was able to give them her address.
At the time of the fall, Centerria’s fiancé was at work and she was home alone with her daughter. When she thanked Calise she said, “I told you I was gonna take care of you if something happened.” She added, “It was really good to ride in the ambulance with mom, and she was really proud of me.”
That evening Centerria gave birth to a baby boy at Borgess Medical Center. The family named the baby T.J. and Calise said, “He’s cute and I really love him.”
Listen to the 911 call below.