When his mother went into labor at home, James Dukes didn’t panic, he helped bring his little brother into the world. “He was my guardian angel,” the proud mom said. Brook Silva-Braga reports.
Eleven-year-old James Dukes’ mom is calling him her guardian angel, her doctor is saying he’s never heard of anything like it, and James?
Well he’s thinking about changing his career path.
James and his pregnant mother, Kenyarda Dukes, were at their home in Marietta, Georgia when baby Royal decided to make his appearance.
“All of a sudden I couldn’t get to the bed anymore, so I just collapsed on the floor,” Kenyarda told CBS News!
James immediately sprang into action.
“I don’t like people hurting and I don’t like when they’re down or anything so I would like to fix them and help them,” he said.
The baby was coming, and coming quickly. Just a few minutes later, Royal was born right there in the family’s home.
As soon as he was delivered, James called 911 and listened to the instructions given by the dispatcher.
“It didn’t really scare me, it was more just like, let me clean the baby off, make sure he’s okay, make sure my mom’s okay,” said James.
His mom is forever grateful for James’ ability to act quickly and fearlessly.
“He was my help, he was my guardian angel. He was the man, he was the doctor, he was my superhero,” she said.
James, who previously had dreams of becoming a NFL player, is now thinking about a career in medicine.