5-year-old calls 911 to help his mother in diabetic shock

Posted at 12:41 AM, Apr 30, 2015
and last updated 2015-04-30 10:41:11-04

A 5-year-old Colorado boy is a superhero after calling 911 when his mother went into diabetic shock earlier this week.

Aydhun Byars of Aurora, Colo., is feeling pretty special, and he should after he helped bring medical personnel to his mother Monday.

His mother, Tarah Gunderlock, is a Type 1 diabetic and was incoherent when Aydhun called 911 for help at about 5 p.m. There were no other adults around but Aydhun remembered that his grandmother had taught him how to make the emergency call.

Aydhun told the 911 dispatcher that he didn't know what was happening to his mother.

"She's sleeping and she opens her eyes and she never answers me," he told the dispatcher.

Aydhun didn't know his address, so the 911 dispatcher traced the call and paramedics were on their way.

"I was a little scared but I was a lot calm," he told us.  "I just didn't know what to do."

Dialing a phone doesn't come easy for Aydhun. He has arthropyosis and clubbed hands and feet, his mom said.

"He's my little superhero and he makes me really, really happy," Tarah said.  "I told him 'you used your superpower' and he told me 'my superpower is love.'"