We had the OctoMom 911 call. That’s depressing. This one, however, has a happy ending.
Jennifer Roller was making lunch for her 4-year-old son TJ when she just collapsed. TJ didn’t freak out. He called 911 and calmly told the operator, “My Mommy’s sick. Can you please come over here?”
In writing, it actually sounds worse than it does when you actually hear it. (Visit TheDenverChannel.com to hear the call.) Jason Vigil, the 911 dispatcher, also deserves major props for keeping the kid calm while gathering information. “We’re sending friends over,” sounds much better than “The police are coming!!!”
TJ sounds like any other kid. “What are you doing?” “I’m watching a movie.” It’s worth listening to. TJ was honored by the fire department on Tuesday for his actions, which officials say saved his mother’s life.
The mother has a medical condition that hasn’t been revealed, and she has briefed her young’uns on what to do if she has a problem. Or, as TJ put it: “She told me whenever she gets sick … call 991.” Luckily, he knew the right number to dial.