When a desperate mom rushed into a store in Perth, Australia with her unconscious child in her arms, panic spread throughout the whole store. She hurriedly handed her daughter to two strangers near the counter and ran back out of the store. The fate of the baby lay in their hands.
Could you imagine the immense panic you would feel if a stranger left their seemingly lifeless child with you? You wouldn’t know what had happened to leave the child in such a state and therefore you wouldn’t know what would be best to do for the child. With a race against time, a decision would have to be made.
The anxious customers desperately tried to wake the toddler up to no avail. As an employee called for an ambulance, a crowd began to form as people looked on and helplessly looked on.
A few moments later, the little girl’s father came rushing into the store, having heard about the condition of his daughter from his wife. The toddler’s mom was so scared that she had ran out to of the store so that she didn’t break down and maybe watch her child die.
The toddler’s dad and the gathered customers assumed that the little girl must be choking so they attempted the Heimlich manoeuvre, but the child’s condition remained the same. As the time went by, the chances of the child being resuscitated got slimmer and the child’s dad started to fear the worst.
However, one of the strangers refused to give up. Laying the girl down on the counter, Rowan O’Neill, a total stranger, started to give her mouth to mouth as everybody anxiously watched in hope. 90 seconds later, his efforts paid off as the little girl’s eyes fluttered open. The relief in the room is clear to see as the father embraces Rowan with immense gratitude.
Later on it was realised that the child had passed out due to an intensely high fever and was admitted in the hospital for the night. Thankfully, the family were safely back home the next day, all thanks to Rowan O’Neill’s refusal to give up on the child. Such a hero!