We've heard heroic stories of kids saving lives before, but this story of a 5-year-old, Salvatore Cicalese from San Tan Valley, Arizona, will surely win your heart. This brave little heart has been praised a hero for saving his mother's life after she suffered a seizure while in the shower. Little Salvatore, found his mother bleeding from her head in the bathtub, he immediately clutched his baby sister in his arms and ran to the neighbor's house for help. The neighbor soon called 911, and Salvatore's mother was saved.
Salvatore's mother, Katelyn Cicalese, survived the seizure and is now recovering. The little guy was honored for his bravery by the Rural Metro Fire Department. He was presented an honorary firefighter certificate, a patch, a shirt and a helmet in tribute to his bravery and this incident even earned the hero the nickname 'Super Sal'.
Read the whole story to know what exactly happened and how Salvatore saved his mom, while he also took care of his baby sister.
Katelyn Cicalese went to take a shower, but soon after opening the tap, she experienced a seizure and collapsed, striking her head against the tub.
Salvatore was just falling asleep in his bedroom when he suddenly heard a thud and immediately went to check on his mom.
He found his mom lying motionless with blood trickling from her head. Assuming that his mother was dying, the boy wrapped his baby sister in a blanket, he then placed her on the couch and went to open the garage door.
He then went back for his sister and carried her to the neighbor, Jessica Penyoer's, house.
She was at home when she found Salvatore standing at the door.
...but later understood what he was trying to say.
...And went to the Cicalese family's home, where she found Katelyn lying unconscious with the water still running.
"Honestly, he saved my life, I was under the faucet. If he wouldn't have gotten help, I would have drowned."
Mrs Cicalese has made a complete recovery, but Salvatore still asks his mom every day if she is going to die.
On Friday, a Rural Metro Fire truck showed up outside Salvatore's home, and the department spokesperson Shawn Gilleland presented Sal an honorary firefighter certificate, a patch, a shirt and a helmet in tribute to his bravery.
And guess what? The incident earned Salvatore the nickname 'Super Sal'!