Daughter saves mother’s life for the second time

PADUCAH — Could you depend on your child to save your life?

A local mother is alive because of the help she got from her daughter, who is only 4 years old.

Asia Brewer has been diagnosed with postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome, otherwise known as P.O.T.S.

When she changes her posture, her heart rate and blood pressure go up, causing her brain and body to shut down — and she passes out.

Brewer says she doesn’t know when it could happen, nor who will be around when it does. On Monday, she was lucky that her lifesaver — her daughter, Kenna — was.

“I think she sorta’ knew something was gonna’ happen,” Brewer says. “There was nobody here.”

From the 911 transcript:

Dispatcher: 9-11 what is your emergency?

Kenna: My mommy is on the ground.

Dispatcher: Hello?

Kenna: My mommy is on the ground.

Dispatcher: Your mom is on the ground?

Kenna: Yes.

Dispatcher: Your mom is not waking up?

Kenna: No.

Dispatcher: OK. How old are you?

Kenna: I’m 4.

“From the room to the hallway, I just fell,” Brewer says. That’s all Brewer could remember after she passed out.

Kenna’s been in this situation once before — two years ago.

Brewer says, despite Kenna’s age, she knows she can count on her.

“I trust her so much,” Brewer says. “Because she is 4, they say you can’t trust that she’s always going to be there for you, but I can. I tell her to go to the green phone, and then she’ll go to the star, she’ll go to the star and she presses any of these numbers, but always calls 911.”

“We got someone on the way to you,” the dispatcher told Kenna.

“What’d you tell them when they came inside?” Brewer asks Kenna.

“I told them where you were at,” Kenna says.

It’s a family bond that’s only growing stronger because of the bravery of a 4-year-old.

“I love her more than anything in the whole entire world,” Brewer says.

The McCracken County Sheriff’s Department awarded Kenna with a commendation of honor and bravery because of her quick thinking Monday.

As of right now, Brewer is doing OK, and Kenna is always checking in on her.

Emergency dispatchers want to stress how important it is for your child to know their address, in case you’re ever in the same situation. That way, responders can get to you quickly.

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