U.S. Rep Helps Save Toddler Who'd Stopped Breathing

Parents of a 2-year-old were driving home when they realized their son wasn't breathing

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    NEWSLETTERS

    Talk about being in the right place at the right time.

    A congressman from Maryland is being hailed a hero after helping a toddler on the side of the road.

    On Aug. 26, the parents of 2-year-old Nathan Smith were driving home from the Eastern Shore when they realized their son wasn't breathing. They pulled over on Route 50 and Nathan's father tried to perform CPR.

    At the same time, the storms had closed roads on the route that Rep. Andy Harris (R-Md.) usually takes -- so he came across the Smiths' car and pulled over to help.

    Conveniently, the congressman just happens to be a physician.

    Nathan's grandfather, Charles E. Jones, thanked Harris on Facebook, and called Nathan's recovery a miracle. "Without going into the whole story, we would just like to thank you, Andy, from the bottom of our hearts for stopping in a storm and helping our family," he wrote in part.

    Harris replied, wishing the boy well.