Seventh-grader honored for saving mom

April 27, 2023
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(Photo courtesy of Methodist Mansfield Medical Center)

Methodist Mansfield Medical Center presented the Community Health Hero Award to Isaiah Subia for saving his mother life after she suffered a stroke in Mansfield last week.

The seventh-grader knew something was wrong when his mother could not speak and became unresponsive. Isaiah alerted 911 with one phone while calling his grandmother with another, saving his mother’s life. Isaiah was so brave through the incident and never left her side riding in the ambulance to the only Advanced Primary Stroke Center in the Mansfield area with a team of specialists ready to help.

“We are incredibly proud to present the Methodist Manseld Community Health Hero Award to Isaiah Subia for his exemplary efforts to save his mother’s life in our community,” President of Methodist Manseld Juan Fresquez Jr. said. “He is a hero for stepping up, noticing something was wrong, and immediately calling 911 for help.”

Because every minute that passes means one minute the brain is deprived of oxygen, the hospital’s stroke team wasted no time. The team assessed Stephanie Subia, performed lab tests, stabilized her blood pressure, and administered a clot-busting drug, tissue plasminogen activator (tPA), 37 minutes after her arrival at the hospital — beating the national standard by 23 minutes. Within an hour, she was regaining strength on her weak side.

She is grateful for her son’s quick thinking and the care she received from the medical team.

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