Merced 8-year-old saves the lives of his mom and newborn sister

MERCED, Calif. (KFSN) -- An 8-year-old boy from Merced is being hailed a hero after saving the lives of his mother and his newly born sister.

According to a press release, on April 11, Tyson Sanchez's mother started having a seizure due to eclampsia. She was able to call her sister and that's when Tyson took over.

Tyson was able to describe his mom's condition and follow his aunt's instructions to try and help her. He stayed by his mom's side until his aunt arrived and called 911.

Tyson's mother was taken to the hospital where she underwent an emergency Cesarean section to give birth to her daughter Scarlett. Both mother and baby are now at home and doing well.

As for Tyson, his mom says he's strong, smart, and resilient. She says he's been through so much including three open heart surgeries, so it doesn't surprise her that he was able to save them.
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