This week Sage Encapera is being praised as a hero by her friends and family thanks to her quick thinking and immediate reaction. Sage is only 11 years old but she successfully managed to steer her mother’s car and bring it to a safe stop while her mother had a seizure.
Sage and her mother Dana were driving home after a shopping trip and according to Sage her mother stopped talking on the phone and dropped it while simultaneously clutching her chest. In one quick move Sage took control of the steering wheel while checking her mother’s pulse with her other hand. Even more amazing is that Sage remembered a trick she had learned in school which she successfully used to check her mother’s pulse.
Sage successfully managed to keep the car pointed in a safe direction until it came to a stop. Dana says she doesn’t ever remember moving her foot to the brake pedal but at some point she apparently did because the car did eventually came to a stop. Of course in the process of stopping Sage did hit a few street signs and drive off the road but in the end she was able to save her mother.
In the end it turns out Dana was only having a seizure and not a heart attack as Sage originally feared. Dana’s only injury was a slight back injury and Sage remained uninjured. Officials that arrived at the scene credited Sage with saving her life, her mother’s life and the lives of all sorts of other motorists.