Sometimes the news is bad.. Sometimes a miracle happen. Tears of joy finally escape my eyes tonight instead of yet another tragedy about a child..
Sebastian de la Cruz stopped breathing while his aunt Pamela Rauseo was driving in bumper to bumper Miami traffic.. She screamed for help as the baby went purple without air..
She frantically performed CPR on the baby.
And suddenly…she got help. NBC NEWS reports this:
The female good Samaritan who came to her aid was Lucila Godoy, who was driving with her own child when she spotted Rauseo in distress."I wasn’t thinking. I just got out of the car and saw the baby and heard her calling him Sebastian, which is my baby’s name, and I just freaked out," Godoy said."I couldn’t think. I was like, ‘Please don’t die on me.’"Flagged down by the Miami Herald photographer who took the gripping photos, Sweetwater Police Officer Amauris Bastidas also rushed to help.The three did CPR on Sebastian, who started breathing — and then suddenly stopped again. More rounds of chest compressions and rescue breathing followed until the baby started breathing on his own again."That’s when I broke down crying out of relief, knowing that he was OK," Rauseo said.
Rauseo said that she learned how to to CPR seven years ago but had forgotten the basics. Now she plans to take a refresher course to get certified."I would suggest that anyone with a baby or a baby in their family do so," she said.
I told my wife for several years now that this is something I want to learn. She already knows it. It’s time for me to act..
Miracles do happen.
And there’s good people still around.