PHOTOS -- Boy Honored for Saving Mother Having Heart Attack: 'He Is My Hero'

PHOTOS — Boy Honored for Saving Mother Having Heart Attack: 'He Is My Hero'


Students in Oneonta, Alabama, gave a huge round of applause for their classmate, nine-year-old JD Alfaro, when he received a merit award from emergency crews.

The award was in appreciation for his quick thinking that saved his mother’s life, WBRC reported Tuesday.

“I was having a heart attack. A full-blown heart attack,” his mother, Regina Alfaro, explained. “I had three stints put in that day and later 3 more stints. He saved my life. If it wasn’t for him I wouldn’t be here.”

The family was on their way home from JD’s football practice when she began experiencing acute pain. She told the boy not to be concerned, but he immediately called 911 for help.

“I wanted to call 911 because she was

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