10-year-old boy helps his mum deliver his baby brother and saves his life in the process 10-year-old boy helps his mum deliver his baby brother and saves his life in the process
10 year old Jayden Fontenot will have an amazing story to tell his little brother about saving his life on the day he was... 10-year-old boy helps his mum deliver his baby brother and saves his life in the process

10 year old Jayden Fontenot will have an amazing story to tell his little brother about saving his life on the day he was born.

Fontenot not only helped his mother, Ashly Moreau, 36, deliver his baby brother on the bathroom floor of the family’s home in Sulphur, Louisiana, his swift actions to grab a nasal aspirator from the kitchen also helped save the newborn’s life when he initially wasn’t breathing.

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Moreau told TODAY:

“I said to Jayden, ‘You’ll always have a special bond with your brother” . “I’m just so proud of him. He saved our lives.”

Moreau was also bleeding profusely during the birth, and the baby was initially in the breech position.

Moreau said she had gotten up to go to the bathroom on the morning of Aug. 11 when her water broke. She said she was shocked because her baby’s due date wasn’t until Sept. 20.

She said she astonished when she looked down and saw the baby’s feet sticking out of her vagina, which meant the boy was in the breech position, which increases the risk of complications.

Her fiance, Kelsey Richard, had already left for work as a mechanical engineer at that time, so Moreau called for her 10 year old son, Jayden and asked him to go next door to get his grandmother, Francis Soileau.

Unfortunately for her, Soileau had just undergone back surgery and wasn’t able to walk, so she called 911 as Jayden quickly ran back home to help his mother.

Moreau continued. She said: “I said to Jayden, ‘You’re going to have to deliver your brother, and we have to do it fast because the baby’s feet are turning blue and he can’t breathe”. “He said, ‘Tell me what I need to do and I’ll do it.”’

Moreau was also bleeding profusely from what doctors later told her was most likely her placenta detaching from the wall of her uterus because of the premature birth.

“I was crying, but I just tried to stay calm and collected,” she said. “Jayden was so calm that it made me more calm. I could see he was scared, but he knew he had to do it.”

Jayden helped move the new baby, Daxx out of the breech position by gently rotating him while his mother gave him instructions.

When they finally got the baby out properly, Daxx wasn’t breathing. So Jayden rushed into the kitchen to get a nasal aspirator that Moreau uses on her 11-month-old daughter, Remi, and quickly returned help his mother start pumping air into Daxx’s nose and mouth.

The baby began breathing just about the same time that emergency services arrived with an ambulance that took them to Lake Charles Memorial Hospital.

Her fiance, Richard then joined them after rushing from work.

Daxx has been progressing well and should be home with his parents by now because the Doctors kept him under observation for one week.

In recognition of his heroism, Jayden was honored at Maplewood Middle School on Monday by the mayor and first responders from Sulphur.

“Every time I think about it, I just cry”. “I don’t think Jayden understands what he’s done and how big it is.” The proud mum said.

 

Henry Okafor

  • Denise perez

    2017-08-23 #1 Author

    This is so sweet. Glad he was there to help out such a good big bother

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  • Kana Beasley

    2017-08-23 #2 Author

    Amazing! Sweet baby

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  • Chastene

    2017-08-23 #3 Author

    Omg! This is amazing! What a sweet little guy! Such a big help

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  • Naiahmia

    2017-08-23 #4 Author

    This is amazing. He’ll always be his lil brothers keeper 💝

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  • Tajie Merritt

    2017-08-24 #5 Author

    Aww that’s so sweet I hope my soon be as sweet when he grows up 😩😍

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  • Tamara Fuller

    2017-08-24 #6 Author

    This Is Truly Amazing 😍😍❤

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  • liv Marie

    2017-08-24 #8 Author

    This is such a beautiful story!!! #greatbigbro

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  • Alyjah Murphy-Manning

    2017-08-24 #9 Author

    This Is Beyond The Sweetest Story I’ve Ever Read . He’s Going To Be A Very Good Big Brother .

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  • Brianna

    2017-08-24 #10 Author

    Wow…such a brave boy…he will be a great big brother

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  • Jacqueline whitley

    2017-08-24 #11 Author

    This sooo sweet

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  • Shun

    2017-08-24 #12 Author

    This is so sweet. I hope she recorded every moment of this.

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  • Kara

    2017-08-24 #13 Author

    This is awesome! They will have many more memories to share once she gets older.😊

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  • Reona

    2017-08-24 #14 Author

    Aww that baby is so lucky to have a big brother like him

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  • Maryah davis

    2017-08-24 #15 Author

    Super sweet 😻❤️

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  • Olamide

    2017-08-24 #16 Author

    This is amazing

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  • Kelli

    2017-08-24 #17 Author

    Omg so sweet 😍😍

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  • Tahja

    2017-08-24 #18 Author

    So sweet I bet he’s a very happy to be a big brother

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  • Kiara Greene

    2017-08-24 #19 Author

    That is so sweet!

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  • Destany

    2017-08-24 #20 Author

    This is such a beautiful story! Jayden and Daxx will always have something to talk about as they get older!

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  • Iriana

    2017-08-24 #21 Author

    Omggg super sweet 💗

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  • Alisa harris

    2017-08-25 #22 Author

    I feel like this little boy will always have a special bond with his brother. Beautiful story

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  • lhey noveda

    2017-08-25 #23 Author

    Good job Jayden! You’re so strong and brave boy! Good bless!.

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  • Evalyn

    2017-08-25 #24 Author

    Awwwww Bless His lil heartttt ❤️

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  • Briana Jackson

    2017-08-25 #25 Author

    Wow that is amazing

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  • Caitlyn

    2017-08-25 #26 Author

    So cool! Great story to tell later!

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  • Jeca rios

    2017-08-25 #27 Author

    Awww he’s going to be such a great brother

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  • Britany

    2017-08-25 #28 Author

    Omg this is so Amazing ❤️ He’s going to be a big help and a great big brother

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  • Reese

    2017-08-25 #29 Author

    Omg….This Is Amazing 😍 God Bless Them❤

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  • Miranda y

    2017-08-25 #30 Author

    Awesome big brother!!

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  • Terri Marshall Duncan

    2017-08-25 #31 Author

    AWESOME STORY!!!

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  • Mercedes

    2017-08-25 #32 Author

    Thats such a blessing

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  • Reshae Ellzey

    2017-08-25 #33 Author

    This is amazing the best thing the Lil boy and his mom will forever cherish. The older brother will always have a great bond with the infant. And the story will forever amaze anyone they tell. Great job big brother ❤️❤️

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  • Kaliah

    2017-08-26 #34 Author

    So sweet and cute!!!

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  • Wero Nika Zet

    2017-08-26 #35 Author

    Omg so amazing <3

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  • Fortunate

    2017-08-26 #36 Author

    What an amazing story!!!!!! Ncooooooooo dis is indeed our future doctor. 😘

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  • Tiffany west

    2017-08-26 #37 Author

    This is an amazing story

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  • Elysia

    2017-08-27 #38 Author

    This is amazing god bless that big brother !

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  • Quinn Thea

    2017-08-28 #39 Author

    This child is very amazing!😍 A loving sibling to his newborn baby brother and also a kind and loving son ❤ Godbless you and your family. Sweet babies 😍

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  • Jazmin Krystal

    2017-08-28 #40 Author

    Beautiful story !!

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  • Jazmin Krystal

    2017-08-28 #41 Author

    Beautiful story <3!

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  • Nydia Foster

    2017-08-28 #42 Author

    I seen this on facebook and it was really touching to know that at a very young age all this child knew was to help his mother and his baby brother out . He’s the most heroic person for that and his mother should be very proud !

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  • Mmstar_s

    2017-08-29 #43 Author

    It’s so amazing that lil guy is a super man😘 bless u son🙏❤

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  • Leyonna dorn

    2017-08-29 #44 Author

    This is absolutely Amazing 🙃

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  • AUGUST HOLMES

    2017-08-30 #45 Author

    Best story of 2017 🙂

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  • Ashli Brown

    2017-08-30 #46 Author

    This story is so beautiful💙. The bond him & his little brother is going to have it going to be so amazing . Definitely a Story to Tell Him when he’s older . ✨😊

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  • A. Lane

    2017-08-30 #47 Author

    Beautiful. A remembrance he will never forget. Future doctor in the making.

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  • Shandeliz Rodriguez

    2017-08-31 #48 Author

    This is such a beautiful story. This memory will Iive forever and once the baby boy grows up and find out that his brother saved his life there will always be that special beautiful bond. Just amazing. God bless them all.

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  • Kenaishia

    2017-08-31 #49 Author

    Awww beautiful story

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  • Carla

    2017-09-01 #50 Author

    It sure a great story to tell his little brother. Nice article. That’s just pure love right there from a brother to his mother and his brother. Amazing.

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  • Nica Dg

    2017-09-02 #51 Author

    What a beautiful story! Amazing. So sweet 😍
    The baby us so lucky to have a big brother like him. 😘

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  • Odi Bensiy

    2017-09-04 #52 Author

    So sweet! ❤️ Beautiful Story 🙂

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  • Eden

    2017-09-04 #53 Author

    Wow what a story! Amazing family

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  • Muhammad Kumo

    2017-09-07 #54 Author

    This is amazing, however, it is good to be teaching kids how to help out, and first aid. Thanks for to the site for adding to my value.

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  • Thomas wuraola

    2017-09-08 #55 Author

    he is a smart and brave boy…. Future Doctor.

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  • Daytreon

    2017-09-08 #56 Author

    Incredible! Lil man is a hero! Mom has to be proud!

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  • Rhezalene Allam

    2017-09-08 #57 Author

    Sweet! Very brave boy… such a hero 🙂

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  • Shirley p. Alenjandro

    2017-09-08 #58 Author

    This is so amazing.. seeing your 1st born child very sensitive and responsible in his surroundings, especially in needs of help..

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  • Alukolo Victoria

    2017-09-09 #59 Author

    I am really amazed by such a small boy who is so brave. May God keep blessing him.

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  • Anj Mendez

    2017-09-10 #60 Author

    Good Job. Such a brave kid! Someday you’ll make a great dad 😊❤️

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  • Elaine Monique Nuevo Camu

    2017-09-10 #61 Author

    The kid has a future! A future doctor? Possible! Composed and brave kid!

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  • BRIANNA TAYLOR

    2017-09-11 #62 Author

    This is amazing

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  • Ricky Kabingue

    2017-09-13 #63 Author

    Inspiring! What a loving son

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  • Faustine Quel Pilapil

    2017-09-13 #64 Author

    Good job little boy! Youre a herog

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  • Faustine Quel Pilapil

    2017-09-13 #65 Author

    Good job little boy! Youre a hero

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  • Vanessa

    2017-09-13 #66 Author

    Omg this so amazing . Really !

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  • Shasha kings

    2017-09-13 #67 Author

    Wow,this is so amazing.

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  • Maame Adjoa

    2017-09-13 #68 Author

    OMG! Such a brave and intelligent boy. God bless him.

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  • Kaysha Charles

    2017-09-13 #69 Author

    This is so amazing he’s is always going to be his brother keeper

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  • marl

    2017-09-15 #70 Author

    brave little boy😍

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  • marl

    2017-09-15 #71 Author

    brave little boy😍 super brother!

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  • leslie

    2017-09-16 #72 Author

    amazing little guy!

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  • Tyanda

    2017-09-17 #73 Author

    This is amazing 😍😍

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  • Darline

    2017-09-18 #74 Author

    Wowww this is so amazing ..adorable big Brother 😍😍😍😍

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  • Kayla

    2017-09-19 #75 Author

    That is so amazing. Such a smart young boy. And now his brother is in the world, alive, and healthy because of him. He gets to grow up with his brother. God bless that family.

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