Teen honored for quick actions during brother’s seizure

FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (WSVN) - A South Florida teen received high honors for thinking quickly when his little brother began to have a seizure.

Fourteen-year-old Jordan Ferguson was recognized at the Broward County School Board meeting Tuesday morning for getting the help his 5-year-old brother needed in the nick of time.

“I don’t consider myself a hero,” Ferguson said. “It just felt, to me, the right thing to do.”

The Pembroke Pines teen called his mom in May while she was at the hospital giving birth to a baby girl, concerned about his 5-year-old brother Jaden, who was not moving.

Jaden was slipping into a fever-induced coma at the house, and when the ambulance got lost in their complex, Jordan chased them down.

“When you’re in a situation, you’re anxiety is going up. It’s high, but to stay that calm? I mean, that’s unbelievable,” said the children’s mother, Cheretha Ferguson.

Jordan, who wants to be either a doctor or a lawyer when he grows up, said it was nice to be recognized. “It felt great being honored ’cause I don’t like being in the center of attention, but this really felt good,” he said.

He will also be recognized by the City of Pembroke Pines in the fall.

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