GREENVILLE, Ga. – It was a moment that changed the lives of two people: a police officer and an infant.
Kenneth Knox, an officer in the Greenville Police Department, posted on Facebook that he was called out to a home in September on a report of a choking baby.
When he got there, Knox said the 2-month-old baby wasn’t breathing and was turning blue and “fading fast.” The child’s parents tried CPR with no luck, so Knox said he used reverse CPR and was able to suck the cereal from her throat.
Baby Ma’yavi Parham began breathing again. Knox said she smiled at him briefly and then started crying, which was music to everyone’s ears.
A few days later, Knox posted again saying Parham’s parents asked him to be the baby’s godfather, which he said would be his “honor.”
“I swear I will forever be your guardian and love you with all my heart,” he posted. “I will be there for your first day, when you graduate school AND COLLEGE, and even whatever you want, my little angel.”
Knox said he’s been through everything in his career, but this baby’s life was something different.
“I’ve done it all, but nothing like this has affected me like this,” Knox said.
Knox said the girl’s parents sends him pictures and videos of her every morning.
Knox has five grandchildren and he said he expects Parham to be close with them, too.