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11-Year Old Saves His Mother's Life

11-year-old Trey Bonin has a reason to hug mom.

He's thankful she's alive, because their lives could have changed on May 10 as they were coming home from a baseball game in Biloxi.

"We left there and we were talking on the way to the car and I remember talking because his father had suggested maybe we would go on his boat this weekend for Mother's Day and that was all I remembered," said Trey's mom Dana Moskowitz.

That's because she had a major seizure while driving from the ballfields here on Richard Drive.

Trey and his two-year-old brother were in the truck, and Trey knew he had to do something.

"We were talking about going out to Ship Island with my dad tomorrow and um, I heard gasp and I looked over at my mom and she was jumping and the car pulled off to the side of the road and when I pulled it back on, I pulled it onto the median of road and pressed on the brakes and jumped about the car, yanked out her purse and started to call my stepdad and just started trying to flag people to come help," said Bonin.

He called 9-1-1, and fortunately, the parents of some of the other baseball players took the same route, saw what was going on and pulled over to help.

So, thanks to Trey's quick thinking, he not only saved his life, but his mother's, his little brother's, and quite possibly the lives of other drivers.

"He took care of me instead of me having to take care of him for a change and handled the situation. I hate that he had to do it, but I'm so thankful that he was there. So thankful," said Moskowitz.

And as for Trey being considered South Mississippi's newest hero, he takes it all in stride.

"It's cool,"said Bonin.

Trey's mom is fine now.

Soon after the incident, she was placed on seizure medication, but she says she is so thankful for her children.

By Karla Redditte

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