Batavia boy saves his father's life

Posted at 11:02 AM, Jan 01, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-02 07:13:47-05

Vincent DelPlato of Batavia is praising his 9-year-old son Theo for saving his life while traveling across state.

“I’m so proud and he is my hero,” DelPlato said.

He explains how it happened. “While on the train my blood sugar went low. I am diabetic. When I go low I'm virtually useless. I can't function on my own,” DelPlato said.

That is when young Theo stepped in.

“He wouldn't wake up so I knew he was low. Someone thankfully overheard conversation and that person told train conductor and he came over to help,” Theo said.

DelPlato was taken to the hospital and treated.

His advice is for all children with family members with conditions like diabetes to know the actions to take. “It's important for them to teach their children how to react in times like this and things don't always go how you want them to so it's important to know what to do,” DelPlato said.

DelPlato said he does take glucose pills to decrease these types of incidence but sometimes he says it can't be prevented. “Hypoglycemia is no laughing matter it's can be fatal and should be taken very seriously,” DelPlato said.

He said because of Theo they can ring in the 2016 happy and healthy. “I feel like a hero that I saved his life,” Theo said.

“He’s my hero as I said and I can’t thank him enough,” DelPlato said.




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