Quick Thinking Shop Worker Saves Baby When Mum Has Seizure

by : Tom Percival on : 18 Mar 2016 13:51


A shop assistant has been hailed as a hero after she managed to save a baby when its mother had a seizure. 

The dramatic CCTV footage shows the moment that the poor mum began to have a seizure while at the shop counter holding her baby.

Thankfully the quick thinking clerk, Rebecca Montano, managed to grab the baby before the woman fell to the ground, wfmynews2 reports.

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Ms Montano told  her local tv news programme, 9NEWS she’d noticed something wasn’t quite right with the customer while she was checking out Sunday.

She said:

I was talking to the baby and she — the girl — had a glazed look on her face… I wasn’t sure, I felt uneasy about it. I was asking her ‘is everything ok,’ I grabbed the baby’s arm and she started to sway, she wouldn’t answer me.

She was just lost in space, so I thought I better take the baby, something doesn’t feel right. And then right there she started to fall and I wasn’t sure still exactly what was going on, so I yelled at [a nearby] customer that was in the store [for help]. She fell, I came back, grabbed the phone called 911.

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Despite her brave actions Montano has said she isn’t a hero instead she just did what her instinct told her to do, even going so far as to claim she actually felt bad she couldn’t stop the young woman from falling to the ground.

She said:

I think being a mother, being a grandmother, my first instinct was the baby… I just wanted to save the baby from getting hurt, if she would’ve fallen with the baby in her arms, who knows where that baby would’ve landed?


Susan Hagar, a spokesperson for the Epilepsy Foundation of Colorado has said that this isn’t an uncommon story before going on to add that people who live with seizures have to deal with issues surrounding medication and also a ‘pervasive stigma fuelled by misinformation and misconceptions about the disorder’.

Tom Percival

More of a concept than a journalist, Tom Percival was forged in the bowels of Salford University from which he emerged grasping a Masters in journalism. Since then his rise has been described by himself as ‘meteoric’ rising to the esteemed rank of Social Editor at UNILAD as well as working at the BBC, Manchester Evening News, and ITV. He credits his success to three core techniques, name repetition, personality mirroring, and never breaking off a handshake.

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