Tampa, FL — Lindell Lyons, a 9-year old from Florida, is being praised for stepping up to help his mother deliver his baby sister. Lindell is proud of himself and he “[feels] like a hero.”
In the morning of August 6th, Lindell Lyons said he was eating breakfast and watching TV when his mother, Shanelle Brantley, told him to call 911 because he had gone into labor.
“I was just in shock. Like, I didn’t know what was gonna happen,” Lindell told ABC Action News.
Still, Lindell carefully followed the instructions given by the 911 dispatcher, Jared McYeo, who said Lindell “did a fabulous job.”
“He’s the one that deserves all the credit. He really held his cool, he went and followed the instructions to the letter and helped his mom deliver his baby sister,” McYeo said.
McYeo said he had two past experiences of helping deliver a baby in his decade on the job. But it was the first time with someone so young.
“I’m getting ready to have a baby on Friday so all I was thinking about was ‘okay, what if I had to do this,’ you know somebody had to tell me how to do this. I would want it to be explained the best possible way, the easiest way,” McYeo added.
Lindell’s mother is proud of him. She said, “It was a kind of a dream to me I was kind of nervous at the same time for him but I said I knew he could do it.”
Lindell is excited to share that moment to his sister, Princess Anntte Brantley, who was born weighing 6 pounds and 14 ounces. He said it might be an unbelievable story.