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Teen saves brother suffering seizure

Posted at 2:10 AM, Jun 01, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-01 02:10:25-04

PEMBROKE PINES, FL (WSVN/CNN) – A 14-year-old Florida boy chased down an ambulance to come to the rescue of his younger brother, who was having a seizure.

Jordan Ferguson, 14, wouldn’t say he’s a hero, but his mother would.

"Jordan is not your ordinary 14-year-old kid,” mother Sharetha Ferguson said.

Last week, Sharetha Ferguson was in the hospital, giving birth to her daughter, Courtney. Back at home, her middle child, Jaden, was coming down with a fever.

The boy’s temperature quickly climbed to 105 degrees.

Jordan called his mom via FaceTime, telling her Jaden was acting strangely. She asked to see the boy’s eyes.

"I was shocked because Jaden was stiff as a board, eyes wide open, and the only thing he was doing was blinking,” Sharetha Ferguson said.

Jordan says his younger brother wasn’t making any sounds or moving at all.

Sharetha Ferguson told her son to call 911, and he did. But the paramedics got turned around in the family’s apartment complex, and Jordan started getting nervous.

The 14-year-old could hear the ambulance, so he ran out on the balcony. When he saw the ambulance was missing the apartment, he sprinted down the stairs and burst through the front door. He ran down the street, trying to catch the ambulance.

"They didn't see me, so I had to tell the operator to tell them what I was wearing. I was wearing a bright green shirt,” Jordan said.

Finally, paramedics were able to rush Jaden to the hospital. The boy was in serious condition, but doctors got his temperature down and stabilized him.

Sharetha Ferguson says Jordan saved his younger brother’s life, but the 14-year-old says that’s just part of being a good brother.

"I don't look at myself as a hero. It was just the right thing to do, being my brother,” Jordan said.

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