WASHINGTON - A 9-month-old girl was released from the hospital Tuesday after her life was saved by a Montgomery County police officer on the side of the highway.
The child’s mother, Jessica Cushman, spoke to FOX 5 and said her daughter, Kenzlee, is doing great and is as happy as ever.
Kenzlee had a seizure while in the car with her grandparents Sunday afternoon. They pulled over on Interstate 270 in Gaithersburg where Officer James Herman was conducting a routine traffic stop.
He swiftly took action and performed CPR on Kenzlee, who was revived by the lifesaving act. The baby girl was later treated at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown, West Virginia.
“I'm just glad they were there and they did their job and they made sure my little girl was okay because I don’t know what I would have done if anything had happened to her,” said Cushman. “I’m glad they were there and took action.”
Cushman told us that Kenzlee was born with ventricular septal defect (VSD). She essentially has a hole in her heart. She had surgery shortly after birth and seemed to be doing much better.
“I'm worried that it will happen and that’s why she’s sleeping with me from now on because I’m worried it’s going to happen in the middle of the night and I’m not going to know," she said.
Despite Kenzlee doing much better, doctors are unsure what caused her seizure on Sunday.
However, Cushman is grateful to Officer Herman and Good Samaritan firefighter Brody Channell, who also pulled his vehicle over during the incident and offered his help.