Monday, Dec 9, 2013
Unsung Hero: Peyton Campbell
WILLIAMSON COUNTY -- Four-year-old Peyton Campbell may not know how to spell his own name. But he does know how to save his mom's life.
"He definitely saved mom because there was no one else there," said Peyton's dad Steve Campbell.
Peyton was at his mom, Crystal Lawrence's house when she had a seizure and hit her head.
"Mommy was having a bad seizure on the head," said Peyton.
Peyton used an app on his mom's phone to tell his dad what happened. The "VOXer App" turns your phone into a walkie-talkie. It sends a voice message in real time without needing to dial a number or type a text.
Steve Campbell called 911 right after receiving Peyton's message.
He then rushed over to Crystal Lawrence's home.
Crystal was OK but Steve says the seizures haven't stopped. Until the doctors figure out what's wrong with Crystal, Steve is confident Peyton will know what to do if it happens again.
"To have the know-how," explained Steve Campbell, "[to know that I] need to get ahold of my dad because something happened to my mom, not a lot of four-year-olds would understand that.
Steve says Peyton was very calm until the ambulance arrived. He says Peyton doesn't totally understand how important it was to contact his dad, but he does know he did the right thing.
"I saved mommy's life," said Peyton.
A young boy who has already learned a life lesson.
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