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Two heroic boys use CPR to save infant's live

  |   March 15, 2013 at 3:58 PM
Two Georgia boys saved a 12-week-old baby's life by showing his mother how to perform CPR when the baby stopped breathing, 11 Alive reported.

When Susanna Rohm, who lives in Marietta, Ga. realized her son, Isaiah, had all of a sudden gone limp and stopped breathing, she ran outside her house and yelled for someone to call 911.

Luckily, 9-year-old Rocky Hurt and 10-year-old Ethan Wilson, who were on the street playing football, heard her and ran over to help her.

The kids went inside the house and found Rohm panicking, splashing water on the baby's face and unsuccessfully trying to perform CPR.

Having learned how to do CPR from signs posted at their school cafeteria, at Sedalia Park Elementary, the boys decided to guide Rohm.

“I told her to push on the baby’s chest five to 10 times with only two fingers, tilt back the baby’s head, plug the baby’s nose and breathe into the baby’s mouth,” Rocky told WXIA.

Rohm, who had never met the kids before, said the boy sounded so confident that she "just listened to him right away."

Minutes later, the baby was breathing again.

"If Rocky hadn't been outside playing right then, I definitely would not have the baby sitting in my lap right now," Rohm told the NBC affiliate.

"We didn't care if we were on the news, we just cared about saving that baby," the boys said.

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