A Woman Performed CPR on an Infant on the Side of a Highway in Miami Today and Saved the Baby’s Life

A desperate woman jumped out of her SUV on the Dolphin Expressway in Florida, screaming for help as her baby turned blue. The Miami Herald’s Al Diaz ran among cars along the highway until he found a police officer in his patrol car and told him about the infant who had stopped breathing.

A Woman Performed CPR on an Infant on the Side of a Highway in Miami Today and Saved the Baby's Life

Pamela Rauseo performs CPR on her nephew, 5-month-old Sebastian de la Cruz, on Thursday after pulling her SUV over on the side of Florida State Road 836.

A Woman Performed CPR on an Infant on the Side of a Highway in Miami Today and Saved the Baby's Life

Rescuers on Thursday responded to Pamela Rauseo, center, who performed CPR on her 5-month-old nephew, Sebastian de la Cruz.

A Woman Performed CPR on an Infant on the Side of a Highway in Miami Today and Saved the Baby's Life

Sweetwater, Fla., police officer Amauris Bastidas hold infant Sebastian de la Cruz, age 5 months, who had stopped breathing Thursday. Lucila Godoy, right, stopped her car to assist in the rescue.

A Woman Performed CPR on an Infant on the Side of a Highway in Miami Today and Saved the Baby's Life

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue paramedic Lt. Alvaro Tonanez cuddles Sebastian de la Cruz, who in this photo has noticeably gotten his color back.

A Woman Performed CPR on an Infant on the Side of a Highway in Miami Today and Saved the Baby's Life

And then to their horror, Sebastian stopped breathing again.More emergency responders had arrived, including Miami-Dade Fire Rescue’s hazardous-materials unit.

A Woman Performed CPR on an Infant on the Side of a Highway in Miami Today and Saved the Baby's Life

A distraught Pamela Rauseo, 37, reacts after performing CPR on her nephew.

“Everybody got there in seconds, it seemed,” Diaz said.

Godoy and the emergency workers started another round of CPR and got little Sebastian breathing before emergency responders arrived to take him to a hospital. Rauseo said the child had been born prematurely and suffered breathing problems.

A Woman Performed CPR on an Infant on the Side of a Highway in Miami Today and Saved the Baby's Life

The baby was listed in stable condition Thursday evening, a hospital spokeswoman said.

Source: Miamiherald.com

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