- A group of firefighters were hailed heroes after they saved a baby's life earlier this month
- The mother of the baby rushed to the Belhar fire station after her daughter stopped breathing
- The firefighters successfully resuscitated the two-week-old Bronlyn-Lee Jansen
On 1 June, firefighters at the Belhar station in Cape Town were met with a life-or-death situation.
A mother rushed to the fire station with her two-week-old baby after she had stopped breathing. According to journalist Julian Jansen, baby Bronlyn-Lee Jansen was turning blue after she stopped breathing.
Firefighters quickly reacted, clearing the mucus from her airway and administering oxygen. Briefly.co.za learned it took the firefighters several minutes to help the baby girl but they did not give up, and before long she was crying and regaining colour.
Last week Friday, the baby and her mom, Chantel, visited the firefighters who saved her life. Chantel wanted to thank the people who saved her daughter and she was met with a surprise.
One of the firefighters, George, managed to rally his co-workers to collect various baby clothes and products as a gift to Bronlyn-Lee.
The story inspired South Africans, who praised the firefighters for saving the baby's life.
Ulene Loxton commented: "We need more stories like this. There is good in all of them. May God always protect and keep these firefighters safe. May God always bless and keep little Bronny happy."
Muriel Mapling added: "You made the coloured community and everybody proud guys, continue the good work."
Leonie Kleinveldt wrote: "Good job well done Belhar fire fighters."
Denise-Verna Van Schalkwyk Thompson said: "Its not a job but a calling. Thanks guys."
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