Human instinct is something unexplainable. Having the mind to act during an emergency is something not everyone can do easily.
Guy was only two years old when he was adopted by Katie Fritzsche of Arizona. The boy developed a speech delay from having lived with two children that were autistic. This made him struggle to come up with words sometimes. Many of his sentences would come out somewhat incoherent, and he frequently had to repeat himself.
Guy is now eight, but when he was very young he had to fight through this to save his mother.
In 2013 when he was only three, Guy was with Fritzsche at their house while the father was at work. The toddler and his mother were having a normal day until Fritzsche fell over suddenly.
She was having a seizure.
“I don’t even know what happened,” she told Fox News. It came out of nowhere; she had been prone to seizures in the past, but had never had one in front of Guy.
And of course, Guy noticed what was occurring. Since no one was home, he was the only one that could do something about it.
Even if Guy didn’t know exactly what was going on, the first thing he was prompted to do was to call 911. And this was a case where his speech impediment didn’t get in the way.
“My mom is not feeling good today,” he told the operator. “My mom’s whole body is wiggling.”
Guy remained calm, and fought through his speech struggles enough for the dispatcher to understand what he was saying. His sentences were good enough for emergency services to come to the house, saving Fritzsche.
Guy knew to call 911 because this isn’t the first emergency he’s been involved in. When he was younger, he accidentally drank peroxide thinking it was soda, causing his parents to call 911, and they educated him about that being the number to call for an emergency. And he never forgot it.
“He’s very patient, to describe what he’s trying to say to you . . . he doesn’t get frustrated,” Fritzsche said.
Guy knew at that point that it might take a few tries to convey what he was saying to whoever he was talking to, and the ability to take the time to do so saved his mother.
For his actions, Guy was honored at the local fire station. He not only got a Certificate of Appreciation from the fire department, but also a firetruck toy, and even a tour of an actual firetruck.
For someone as young as him to be able to act under pressure like that was a surprise to everyone, including his own mother.
“I was absolutely blown away,” Fritzsche told WNEM. “I was just like, ‘That’s my baby.'”
To be put in a situation like that when you’re that young can be scary. But Guy used his knowledge and didn’t hesitate to call 911. Even if he was hailed as a hero, all he was trying to do was save his beloved mother.
Guy is a great example of why parents should consider teaching their children about 911 at a very young age.