What makes that unique
is that the five-year old Monona boy saved his Mom's life back in January when
Mom was pregnant with the family's third child.
Stacy and Justin Fuelling and
their two sons welcomed home baby Abbigail this month. Baby Abbigail weighed in
at 7 pounds 9 ounces and was 21-inches long.
Abbigail might not have joined the
family if not for the efforts of big brother, Diezel, back in January. Diezel
and his Mom were on a trip back home to Monona, following a trip to the Elkader
On the way home, Stacy's blood sugar dropped to dangerously low
levels. Stacy is a diabetic and was having a hypoglycemic episode while
driving. Stacy called her husband, Justin.
By this time, Stacy was very
disoriented and handed the cell phone to Diezel. Dad Justin tried to tell
Diezel how to get the car into the Park Position and prevent an accident.
Diezel managed to steer the vehicle down the road and eventually got the car
into Park before anything bad happened to them.
Diezel told KWWL News, "I
steered it with my Mom's hand on the steering wheel." The family believes
Diezel actually saved three lives that day in January.
Stacy would later say, "He's my hero. Of course, I'm very
proud of him. Always have been."
Congratulations to the Fuelling family of Monona on their new arrival
and to their five-year old hero, Diezel for staying cool and doing what needed
to be done in what was a time of danger for him and his Mom.
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