11/16/2007 Sandy Miranto is alive because of her two sons, 12-year-old Jaime and 7-year-old Jayden.
It started out as one of those routine moments in life, the devoted mother grabbed her keys and put her four kids in the car. She was taking her son Jaime to play street hockey.
Jayden Miranto describes what happened when they got in the car, "We back up and she just puts her hand on her head says 'ow' and then her head just goes down."
Sandy slumped over the steering wheel. The car was still rolling down the driveway.
"I put my hand on the pedal and turned off the car," says Jaime Miranto calmly.
He says he didn't think, just acted. His foot could not reach the pedal, so he climbed down and used his hand to press the brake. Then, he shut off the car and yelled for brother Jayden to call 911.
But, when Jayden ran in the house, he couldn't find the cordless phone. Jaime ran to a neighbor's house, who called an ambulance. Then, together they moved Sandy out of the car and Jayden brought his 3-year-old twin sisters in the house.
Paramedics worked on Sandy on the family's front lawn, shocking her heart that had stopped beating. She was rushed to the hospital.
Brian Miranto, Sandy's husband, "the first word in the E.R. was, there really wasn't any hope."
But, Sandy's sister, Jodi Hoffman, insisted on seeing her.
"I grabbed her hand and started talking to her right away and the nurses said do what your doing because she's responding and minutes later she grabbed my hand and started rubbing it and right then I said you gotta keep fighting."
Sandy kept fighting. She's able to talk and even joke with family while she recovers in the hospital.
Brian says, of their sons, "Every time I talked to him, I couldn't help myself but start bawling saying what an adult he acted like in saving his mother's life."
Jodi, "That's right there two brave boys that saved mom's life...and I owe them for saving my best friend."
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