Andover boy credited with saving babysitter's life
ANDOVER, Mass. (WHDH) -- A young life saver is being hailed as a hero for making the call that saved his babysitter’s life.
He found the woman unconscious and bleeding on the bathroom floor -- and the 11-year-old didn't panic -- he knew exactly what to do.
“When I walked up there, there was a lot of blood on the ground,” said Duda.
Nicholas Duda confronted with a frightening scene when he went to check on his babysitter.
“She was passed out on floor,” he explained.
But this Andover fifth grader remained calm and jumped into action.
“I just did what was instinct -- like my mom dad had been training me, telling me what to do,” Duda said.
It was Feb. 22. Duda’s babysitter, Corinne Keeler, who had a procedure done the day before, wasn't feeling well. She passed out while she was in the bathroom.
“He came upstairs and seen all this blood and stuff and was half unconscious,” Keeler said.
Duda went upstairs, found Keeler, then ran down to get the phone and call 911 -- even remembering to open the doors and to keep the screen open for paramedics.
“Words can't explain how he did it. He’s just an amazing little boy. I owe my life to him. And if it wasn’t for him I don’t know where I’d be today,” Keeler said.
For the 11-year-old -- after seeing his mother fight cancer rand helping his father following a heart attack -- Duda says he just wanted to make sure Keeler would be okay.
“She’s basically a part of the family, so if anything were to happen to her, it would be like losing a family member,” Duda said.
Keeler was rushed to the intensive care unit and remained in the hospital for a week, but has since recovered and is back to babysitting Duda.