Mother Hears Son’s Voice For First Time After 4 Surgeries

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For many Moms, when seeing their little baby take its first steps and say its first words is an exciting time.

But for one Saginaw mother, those precious moments took a little longer.

The Mother is now hearing her 3-year-old son Major talk for the first time.

Like most toddlers, Major loves to dance and even play football with his big brothers. But recently he has gained a new ability that many of us take for granted and that’s talking on his own.

For some time, waving hello is basically all Major could do. However, three years and four surgeries later, he finally discovered his voice.

It may be just a little whisper, but his Mom Keyonna calls it a big gift.

“It’s what we’ve been waiting for,” Keyonna Winfield.

Major was born at 24 weeks, weighing just 1 pound and 13 ounces.

His mother said he had a number of complications, including the inability to talk and breathe on his own. “His esophagus was pressed into his vocal cord,” she said.

Now, one month after his surgery, Major can finally speak to his family, who couldn’t wait to hear his voice.

“I never heard him talk,” Major’s sister Sa’Niya said. “He just sounded like a robot.”

He has five siblings who said they couldn’t wait for the day to do more than just play football, but to have a conversation with their baby brother.

“Actually the things he’s doing now, they said he wouldn’t do,” Keyonna said. “That he wouldn’t be caught up in life until he was five.”

But the little guy has passed doctor’s expectations and is dancing through this life with a smile.

Keyonna said that doctors hope to officially take Major’s medical Trac out sometime in the next six months to a year, allowing him to breathe on his own.

8-Year-Old Boy Saves Toddler Brother From Choking On Quarter

A big brother is often someone to look up to and in this case, an almost 2-year-old will have a life-long hero to look up to.

An 8-year-old boy is being called as a hero after saving his toddler brother from choking on a quarter.

Sterling Blake, from Independence Township, New Jersey, was busy playing with his 22-month-old brother, Grainger, on August 2 when, suddenly, the toddler put something in his mouth.

He probably grabbed the quarter and he ate it, or he tried to, but he choked on it,’ Sterling told CBS 2.

Once he was choking, I didn’t think about anything. It was just my reaction.

Just two days before, the boys’ father, Ben, had taught Sterling how to perform the Heimlich maneuver on a baby.

He told me on babies, hit them on the back,’ Sterling said.

‘I thought he was choking, so I whacked him on the back. He threw up a quarter. He started crying.’

The Washington Township Police Department decided to honor the boy’s action with a departmental commendation certificate, sharing a photo of the ‘ceremony’ along with the two brothers on social media.

Ben, who’s a member of the police department who served as a Marine in Iraq, said that he and his wife taught their son to look out for his brother, how to recognize the signs of choking and what to do in that situation.

He’s very humble about it,’ he told Lehigh Valley Live. ‘Every time we told somebody, he just shrugs it off like it was nothing.’

However, the Blakes say that the ordeal is a lesson in making sure children learn life-saving techniques as early as possible.

‘It’s a huge lesson to parents to tell and teach your children how to do it. Even if you think they’re not listening, they are,‘ the boys’ mother, Essence, reportedly said.

‘[Sterling is] eight, he’ll be nine on Christmas Eve, and he listened to everything we said and did it the exact way he was supposed to do it.’

So many similar stories have appeared of children saving people’s lives after learning the Heimlich maneuver.

Just last month, 13-year-old Lila Szojka, received a national Girl Scout Award for saving her grandmother’s life when she choked at a local Applebee’s in Middleburg Heights, Ohio, back in March of this year.

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