An Indiana mother is crediting a Porter County sheriff’s deputy for saving the life of her four week old infant daughter who performed CPR when the child stopped breathing.
Diamond Earl called 911 at around midnight Friday night into Saturday morning when she realized her one month old baby daughter Chyna was not breathing.
Chyna’s grandmother did CPS and got baby Chyna breathing just a bit and the women decided to drive the newborn to the hospital themselves.
On their way they spotted a Porter County Sheriff’s vehicle and flagged down the officer who jumped into action.
“After realizing it was the family, I jumped out of the car and immediately started doing chest compressions,” said Sgt. Jeremy Chavez.
In a minute or two, baby Chyna began responding. Three minutes later paramedics arrived.
Sgt Chavez was not supposed to be working that night and was covering for a fellow officer. He had considered patrolling a different area but something told him to be where he was and he was able to get to baby Chyna within about four or five minutes of the 911 call.
Now Sgt Chavez and his family are preparing to celebrate Christmas together, thankful for their own blessings and thankful for God’s watching over baby Chyna last Friday night.
“I don’t consider myself a hero. It’s what we do. It’s our job,” Chavez says. “I believe God was looking over baby Chyna that night. It was a miracle.”