A MIRACLE baby who was brought back to life by a quick thinking supermarket worker has celebrated the first birthday his family feared he would never see.
It was an emotional occasion for mum of four Samantha Felton whose son Aiden nearly died while they were out shopping in Asda.
Thankfully supermarket worker Lisa Wharton, who works at the Carcroft store, came to the rescue and resuscitated baby Aiden, who was just five weeks old at the time.
Samantha, 26, of Poplar Road, Skellow, said: “Lisa came to see Aiden and his twin sister Aimee on their birthday and brought the children presents. She’s always getting in touch to check how they are.
“It was really emotional. When I was writing Aiden’s birthday card I started crying and just thinking if it wasn’t for Lisa he wouldn’t be here.
“We can’t thank Lisa enough. They said at the hospital if it hadn’t been for her he would probably have died.”
The incident happened when Aiden, who was born two months premature, was out shopping with his mum.
Samantha said: “I looked into the pram and noticed Aiden had turned blue. I picked him up and he was all floppy. I was screaming and crying and screaming ‘he’s dead, he’s dead’.
“Lisa ran over and managed to resuscitate him twice until the paramedics arrived.”
Aiden was rushed to hospital where staff said a viral infection had caused the incident and because his lungs were undeveloped had resulted in him falling unconscious.
Aiden has been fighting fit ever since and was in good spirits to celebrate his first birthday with twin sister Aimee and brothers Declan, eight, and five-year-old Tyler.
Lisa has been nominated for a regional Asda service hero of the year award following her efforts.
She said: “I’d only completed my first aid training six months before and it was terrifying but at the time I just kept calm and did everything I could.
“I don’t like to make a big fuss about it but it is lovely to think Aiden will grown up and hopefully have children of his own one day because I saved his life.
“I think we’ll always have a special bond.”