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Ga. 4-year-old calls 911 when mother passes out

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GEORGIA (WHDH) - A 4-year-old didn't know what was wrong with his mom, so he called 911.

"My mommy is passed out and she can't talk. She's on the floor," Jaden Howe told the 911 operator, describing his mother, Juana Snell.

He knew she wasn't responding, so he acted on the protocol they had practiced in the case of an emergency.

"I had given him a bath, put some clothes on him and then as I was walking out from his room in the hallway I was about to call my husband and I fell," Snell said.

 "We've practiced. I let him know 911 isn't something you play around with. We went over the numbers and how to press the green button. Thank God he remembered," she added.

Jaden called from his mom's cell phone, but couldn't remember his address. The dispatcher told Jaden to go to his neighbor's house so they could get an exact location.

He stayed on the phone with the dispatcher until he got to her house, then hung up. But, the neighbor called back, and paramedics were on their way just as Snell regained consciousness.

"I said, 'it's going to be fine,'" Jaden said later.

"He did say that. He said, 'it's going to be just fine, Mommy,'" Snell said.
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