10-year-old boy who cared for unconscious father for 10 days didn't know how to call 911
If there ever was an emergency does your child know to call 911? If not, you might want to consider teaching them how. A 10-year-old boy wound up taking care of his father for days after he slipped and hit his head, when the dad was finally taken to the hospital he died.
If the poor boy would have known to call 911, there's a chance his father could have lived. How terribly sad!
According to police investigators, the young boy named, Peter Asumani says he couldn't communicate with his father after his fall. This clearly suggests that the boy's 45-year-old father, Bienvenu Asumani had become unconscious. But what does a poor 10-year-old know about that? So he did only what he knew to do, he watched after him, fed him and kept him hydrated with liquids.
Apparently after four days of not showing up to school, the boy's principal called police who later found Peter and his unstable father in their Lincoln, Nebraska home. Police weren't sure if the child understood to call 911 or to reach out to a neighbor for help. But what was clear was that the boy understood it his duty to watch over his injured parent. Aww!
His father was found breathing and with his eyes open but wasn't responsive. He was then rushed to Bryan Medical Center West Hospital where he died a few days later. Peter told authorities that he had relatives in Arizona and that his mother was in Africa. But she couldn't be reached so he was placed in foster care under state custody.
Everything about this story is heart-breaking. But there are a few things about this situation that I find incredibly strange. For one, why didn't this poor kid know about 911? Even if his parents never talked to him about it, was it never mentioned in school? Most kids these days know about 911 by the time they're 5. Also, where is this boy's mom? And why weren't they able to locate her? There's a lot of unanswered questions here, but all I do know is that this poor, innocent boy doesn't deserve this. I really hope there's a loving family out there that can take him in.
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