10-year old hero saves dad's life

Published 01/10 2014 10:06AM

Updated 01/10 2014 11:19AM

SAVOY -- When one boy's dad was having a seizure, he grabbed the phone instead of panicking. 10-year old Brian Wileaver has seizures too, so when his dad had one, he knew exactly what to do. WCIA-3's Megan Brilley meets the family.

Brian has cerebral palsy. He also has a speech disability, but it didn't stop him from helping get his dad to the hospital.

"I said, 'I need some help buddy.'"

Brian's dad, Eric, was upstairs having a seizure.

"I was at work."

No one else was home.

"He was telling me to go upstairs and call 911."

But, there was a problem. Eric's iPhone was locked and he couldn't talk to tell his son the pass-code, but Brian knew to press the emergency button.

"Champaign County 911, what's the address of the emergency?"

"Uh, Savoy, Illinois."

"I said, 'my dad's having a seizure."

Brian stayed on the phone until the ambulance got to their house.

"I've already got help on the way. They should be there in just a moment, OK?"

"It's pretty bad. I just felt kind of helpless. So..."

He might have felt the same way when his son was born.

"He was born and everything was just perfect. Then, about seven hours later, the nurse came in and said, 'guys, we have a problem.'"

Brian had a stroke when he was just seven hours old.

"We didn't even know if he would survive. It was the most dramatic hemorrhage they had ever seen."

Ever since that day, Brian has been proving doctors wrong. He's now 10-years old, and though he's been diagnosed with cerebral palsy, he continues to surprise everyone around him.

"Oh, God. So proud. So proud."

"I love you so much."

When asked if he was scared that day, Brian just shrugged his shoulders and said, "no." He got to ride in the front seat of the ambulance to the hospital, so he was pretty excited about that.

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