They say a mother will do just about anything for her child and the following story proves that sometimes that means making split-second decisions that are a matter of life or death.
When a fire broke out in the Brentwood, New York home of Yasme Hernandez at 3:30 in the morning, the mother of four thought the worst was about to go down and feared for the life of her 9-month-old son especially.
“I opened the door and burned my hand,” Hernandez told ABC 7 Eyewitness News. “When I opened the door, the smoke pushed me back in. We were suffocating.”
The mom, who was stuck on the second floor with her baby, knew she had to act fast and when she saw a man outside her window trying to help, she made the difficult decision to toss the 9-month-old out the window to him.
Hernandez then made her way downstairs, along with her three other children to safety, discovering that by some miracle, her youngest child was safe. The baby’s father told ABC News he also was forced to jump out a second-story window to save his life.
“I couldn’t pass through there so I had to go out of the window,” Asvaldo Ventura said.. “I grabbed a hose to try to put out the fire.”
Although the cause of the family’s devastating house fire has not yet been determined, Hernandez says she is happy everyone is ok but worried about where she will go next.
“We’re in a bad situation because we’re going to have to stay in the streets, because we don’t have anywhere to go,” Hernandez told ABC 7.
It’s a miracle that all five members of this family were able to make it out of the early morning inferno unharmed, but they still need our prayers for the future.
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