Centerria Manning and her 4-year-old daughter, Calise
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A Kalamazoo, Mich., 4-year-old is being hailed as a hero after she called 911 to help save her mother, who was nine months pregnant and experiencing a seizure.

"I got up and that's all I can remember," Centerria Manning told News Channel 3 about the scary incident that took place Wednesday. "I woke up and my daughter, Calise, was standing over me and she was on the phone with 911."

"Somehow she fell, and I went to go see what happened," Calise told the news station. The 4-year-old not only called the police but also stayed on the phone with them some seven minutes, informing the dispatcher of her mother's seizure and even giving them the address to their home. 

"I was so proud of her because we practice and I teach her because I am epileptic. … I teach her the address and my full name and things like that, and how to dial 911," Manning told the news station.

According to News Channel 3, the mother and daughter have been practicing the routine since Calise was just 2 years old.


"She's shaking and she's having a baby," Calise told a dispatcher in 911 audio obtained by the news station. "My mom is really pregnant and she's having a boy and she really needs help."

Paramedics arrived and took Manning and Calise to the hospital.

"It was really good to ride in the ambulance with Mom, and she was really proud of me," Calise told News Channel 3.


Early Friday morning, Manning gave birth to a healthy baby boy, T.J. Manning, who weighed in at 7 pounds, 7 ounces.

Big sister Calise, who was sporting an "I'm the Big Sister" T-shirt, couldn't be happier.

"He's cute and I really love him," she said.

Manning said Calise told her that she could rely on her to take care of her should something go wrong.


"She was like, 'I told you I was gonna take care of you if something happened,' " Manning said.

Read more at News Channel 3.