Disobeying a parent usually never ends well since parents typically know what’s best. Yet one Washington boy is being called a hero for ignoring his mother.
This past month, nine-year-old Camdyn Smith came home from school and found his mother Kimberly Smith holding her newborn son. Everything seemed normal, but he knew something was wrong when she started complaining that she was having chest pains and was struggling to breathe.
“I told her she needed to go to the hospital, but she kept saying she just wanted to stay here,” Camdyn said. His mom insisted she just needed to take a nap, but Camdyn refused to listen. “I kept saying that we needed to go. So, I just went and got my shoes and coat on and told her we needed to go.”
Kimberly finally relented and went to the doctor, and when she got there doctors discovered her lungs were full of blood clots, or pulmonary embolisms, in both lungs and she was immediately sent to the ER. “If I had taken the nap, there’s a good chance it would’ve been a very different outcome,” Kimberly said. “A sad one.”
“He is definitely my hero. They say your life flashes before your eyes, and it’s true. It makes you look at your kids in a whole different way,” Kimberly said. “It was the single most scary thing I’ve gone through. The thought of not being with my children is heart-wrenching,” the single mom wrote in an update on her GoFundMe page, which was started to help her pay for her unexpected and costly medical bills.
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