Aunt Administers CPR To Nephew On Miami Expressway

Aunt Administers CPR To Nephew On Miami Expressway

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The pictures are dramatic and heart wrenching.  They show an aunt kneeling on the shoulder of highway 863 giving her 5 month old nephew, Sebastian De La Cruz, CPR.

"I was like, 'Seba, hello,' and nothing," said Pamela Rauseo on the phone, recalling her response to her nephew. "I was like, 'Wait a minute, this is not right,' so I pulled over, and I hopped to the back. I didn't think to get out of my car and open the back door. I kind of like hopped. When I saw him and I touched him, he was unresponsive. I immediately got him out and jumped back to the front, and I realized he was completely limp and not breathing, and that's when I got out."

Miami Herald photographer Al Diaz, who captured the incident, said he was driving behind Rauseo. "I was traveling west on the 836, just east of 57th Avenue, and an SUV stopped in front of me, and I didn't think anything of it, but I stated hearing screams, and I couldn't tell where the screams were coming from. I look at my phone, I look at my radio and look up again and a woman pops out of her car holding a baby screaming, 'Help me! Help me! My baby is not breathing,'" said Diaz.

A female motorist, a Sweetwater Police officer, and two members of a Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Hazmat all stopped to help.

They all pulled together to help little Sebastian. He began breathing then stopped and finally began breathing again.

Rauseo said, "I was just thinking about my sister, like, 'I can't, I can't let this happen, I can't, I can't. She trusted me with her baby, and I can't let this baby die on me.'"

"She popped out of that car. As a driver, that moment is frozen on my mind, and screaming for help and it was fortunate that when I went looking for help, help was right there," said Diaz.

Sebastian was transported to Jackson Memorial Hospital and is now in stable condition.  He was born premature and suffered from a cold but Pamela Rauseo says he is doing much better and is extremely grateful that her nephew's is alive.

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