Three Year Old Credited With Saving the Life of Her Grandfather
Submitted by Rev Gene Coplin
When Asha Brown dropped her 3-year-old daughter Dakyrah McCloudoff at her grandfather’s house recently, she had no idea that her daughter would be the one watching over her grandfather! When the 61-year-old senior, who had heart issues, passed out in his chair and fell on the floor, Dakyrah ran to the phone and quickly called her mother.
“I was shocked when I heard the voice of my daughter on my cell phone” said Ms. Brown. “My daughter said to me, ‘Mommy, grand dad is sick, he’s laying on the floor.’
“I thanked her for calling me and told her that grand dad was going to be okay. I called 911 as I rushed backed to the house! I thank God that my father is doing fine now. I also thank God for my daughters teacher, Ms. Eaton who taught my daughter to memorize and dial my phone number. It saved her grandfathers life! When I finally got the chance to tell my father what Dakyrah did, he was so ecstatic, he broke down and cried and kept kissing his granddaughter! It was only the second time I had ever seen my father cry,” Asha Brown said.
Ms. Eaton, who teaches all of her students to memorize parents phone numbers, is a teacher at the Erma D Robinson Universal Day Care Center, in the Dr. Bennett W. Smith Family Life Center under the auspices of St John’s Baptist Church, 184 Goodell St. where the pastor is Rev. Michael Chapman. Ms. Hayes is the Day Care Director.
Congratulations to Dakyrah! And hats off to her teacher, Ms. Eaton!