A 6-year-old Orange County boy is being called a "hero" by emergency responders after dialing 911 and saving his pregnant mother's life.
Danielle Incontro, who is six months pregnant, lost consciousness in her Irvine home Wednesday afternoon. Incontro suffers from two conditions that can cause her to pass out.
"I don't remember much. I remember feeling dizzy," she told NBC4.
Her 6-year-old son Sawyer, the only other person in the house, "clicked 911 and started calling."
Paramedics rushed Incontro to the hospital and she regained consciousness along the way. She spent hours inside the emergency room at Orange County Global Medical Center, but it could have been much worse.
"I had fallen on my stomach so that was the main concern," Incontro said.
When she learned what Sawyer had done, she said she "wasn't surprised he knew what to do."
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"He's a very responsible kid," she added.
Police and firefighters are calling Sawyer a hero. They presented him with a challenge coin and a "junior firefighter" helmet.
Police said they strongly urge all families to talk with their children about what to do during emergencies.
"He's very smart and brave," Incontro said. "He's my hero."
Sawyer said he can't wait to share the story with his baby sister Clara when she arrives.
"I'm gonna get this tape and show it to her," he said.