Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar are often criticized for having too many kids. But if the stars of TLC’s 19 Kids and Counting didn’t have such an enormous brood, a six-year-old Arkansas girl might not be alive today. Think about that!
Two of the Duggar sons, Joshua and John, are being hailed as heroes after family members said they helped save the life of a girl injured in a car crash.
A three-car pileup happened in front of Joshua Duggar’s car dealership, Fort Smith, Ark., TV station KHBS reports – and it’s a good thing he was there.
“I thought it was a fender bender, no big deal, happens quite often here actually,” Joshua Duggar said. “Then I realized there was a little girl involved.”
The airbags had been deployed and she wasn’t wearing a seat belt. Joshua called 911 immediately and then brought the unconscious girl into his office.
Great job, Joshua and John … we know you’re in there somewhere!
She was not breathing, so he and brother John started CPR. Paramedics showed up and with the Duggars’ help, they were able to revive her!
“They realized there was something blocking her airway. She had been eating, and it caused the blockage of the airway,” Joshua Duggar said.
The girl, Maddye, is hospitalized in critical condition, but family members say she wouldn’t be alive today if it wasn’t for Josh’s quick thinking.
Not that he takes any credit.
“The Springdale paramedics did a phenomenal job,” he said. “I was just a piece of the puzzle, a very small piece at that. I’m just grateful.”
Maddye was flown to Arkansas Children’s Hospital in Little Rock, the same hospital where the 19th Duggar baby, Josie Brooklyn, was born.