Hero 5-year-old calls 911 to save his mom's life

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By Anne Trujillo, KMGH

AURORA, CO -- Parents know it's special when their child does the right thing, and five-year-old Aydhun Byars from Aurora gets superhero status.

Aydhun is feeling pretty special, and he should.

Listen to him on the phone with 9-1-1 after finding his diabetic mom, not responsive:

"I don't know what mom is doing but i need some help."

"She's sleeping and she opens her eyes and she never answers me."

Even in an emergency that would scare any adult, Aydhun as calm as could be.

"I was a little scared," Aydhun admits

He shows us how he ran down the hall following the instructions of the dispatcher.

"They said i did a very good job," he said

"He did it at the perfect time, because if he would have waited, I could have had seizures really scary for him," said Aydhun's mother, Tarah Gunderlock

To make his feat more amazing, Aydhun is extra special. Dialing doesn't come that easily for him.

"He has athroscois, clubbed hands and feet," said Gunderlock. "He can't grip or throw things."

Aydhun has had multiple surgeries in his five years, and has had to learn to do a lot of things a little differently.

But getting help for his mom, no cape is required:

"He's my little superhero and he makes me really really happy," Gunderlock said. "I told him you used your superpower and he told me 'My superpower is love.'"