Colorado store clerk saves baby after mother suffers seizure

ARVADA, CO (WABC) -- Rebecca Montano said something did not feel right when a young mother holding a baby walked up to the checkout at her convenience store.

"I'm a mother, I'm a grandmother," she said. "It's motherly instinct to worry about children."

Within seconds, the young mother began having a seizure, and Montano pulled the baby from her arms just before she collapsed.

Montano told KDVR she decided to reach for the baby, all the while talking to the mother. But she said the victim wouldn't say anything and instead just kept swaying back and forth.

It was all caught on surveillance camera at a store in Arvada, Colorado.

"I came over to help the girl, and she was having a seizure," Montano said.

Montano called 911, and while she waited for paramedics to arrive, she handed the baby to a customer and gave assistance to the woman. The woman who had the seizure is fine and so is her baby, all thanks to Montano.

People keep calling Montano a hero, but she says she's just an average person who did a good thing.
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