A Lil Positivity: 12-Year-Old Saves His Family’s Life As He Takes The Wheel During His Father’s Seizure

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12-Year-Old Boy Saves His Father’s Life By Taking The Wheel During A Seizure

A young boy is being hailed a hero after he took the wheel and drove to safety after his father began suddenly suffering from a seizure, saving his father’s life along with that of his baby sister who was also in the car.

Patrick Canney nearly panicked when his dad collapsed at the wheel, but just one look at his little sister pushed the brave 12-year-old into action.

The Canneys were making their way down Interstate 95 in Peabody, Mass., on Saturday when Patrick noticed his dad was suffering from a seizure, WHDH reports. The youngster grew increasingly nervous, but knew that he had to act fast to protect his baby sister who has special needs.

Patrick steered the car to the side of the road, put it into park, called 9-1-1 and helped his sibling out of the vehicle, according to the news outlet.

“She can’t tell me what [Patrick] did,” the hero’s mom told the news outlet. “But she is here because of him.”

What a brave little boy! We love these kinds of stories.


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