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Little boy honored for helping to save his mother
(Yoon S. Byun/Globe Staff)
Jesus Lorenzo needed a boost from Boston EMS Chief Richard Serino to talk to reporters today.
By Ryan Kost, Globe Correspondent
Boston emergency medical officials honored 8-year-old Jesus Lorenzo with a special citation today after he called 911 when his mother had a seizure.
At about 6 a.m. Monday, Lorenzo awoke to his mother seizing on her bed. He picked up the phone and dialed 911 and then waited until EMS workers made their way to his Dorchester home.
At a brief news conference this afternoon, photographers and reporters crowded around Lorenzo, who seemed happy for the attention, but unfazed.
“I’ve got the best mom a boy could have,” said Jesus as he balanced on Boston EMS Chief Richard Serino’s knee in order to reach the microphone.
At the ceremony, Serino presented Lorenzo with a plaque, T-shirt, bike helmet, and backpack full of other goodies.
“Jesus is a very good young man,” Serino said. “He’s been a great guy through all of this.”
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