Five-year old hero welcomes home baby sister - KWWL - Eastern Iowa Breaking News, Weather, Closings

Five-year old hero welcomes home baby sister


Diezel Fuelling has a new baby sister.

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 Public Library.

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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