After performing reverse CPR, that saved their daughter’s life, A family from Georgia has asked Officer Knox to be the girl’s godfather.
Kristen Parham of Greenville saw her 2-month-old daughter, Ma’Yavi, gasping for air shortly after feeding her.
“White stuff was coming out of her nose and mouth,” Parham told Fox Channel 5 in Atlanta.
When the baby began to turn blue, Parham and her husband called 911.
Officer Knox responded to the call, laid the baby on the couch and performed reverse CPR. He was able to suck the cereal out of the baby’s throat, enabling her to breath again.
The baby looked up at the officer giving him a smile before staring to cry, which he called “music to his ears.”
Knox shared a photo of himself and the baby in a post that has gone viral. A week after his heroic efforts, the parents of Ma’Yavi asked him if he would be her godfather.
“I know he is a great person, and my baby will love him,” Parham told the news station. “Every time she sees him, she gives him a big smile.”
Knox now calls Ma’Yavi his “angel” and wrote on Facebook that saving her life is his greatest and most profound accomplishment during his 25 years of being a police officer.
“I swear I will forever be your guardian and love you with all my heart,” Knox wrote on Facebook, addressing Ma’Yavi. “I will be there for your first day, when you graduate school and college.”