Practising paramedic Lily at baby Benjamin’s first birthday.
Practising paramedic Lily at baby Benjamin’s first birthday.

Macca’s staff save baby’s life

A TRAINEE paramedic who works part-time at McDonald's gave a family more than the usual restaurant service, when she saved the life of baby Benjamin Burgess.

Lily Kay, 19, was serving couple Jodi and Steven Burgess at the drive-through counter at McDonald's in the Queensland suburb of Underwood, when Benjamin, 1, started having a seizure in the back seat.

"Lily was trying to park our car because there was a wait on our order, but I had heard my son, who wasn't feeling well, make a strange noise in the back of the car," Mrs Burgess said.

"I turned around to see his feet (he was rear facing) shaking and immediately I knew he was having a seizure. I screamed and raced out of the drive-through and ran around to my son to find him blue.

"Lily met me at the car and told me she was a student paramedic and she took over. She was incredible and so calm.

"Her manager, Jacob Hayter, was there with her and followed her every direction and called triple-0. She put my son on the ground on his side (on my jumper) and when he finished seizing she reassured me he was OK and that he was breathing."

Mr Hayter said he was proud of the way staff handled the situation.

The family befriended Ms Kay who was a special guest at Benjamin's first birthday party on November 19.



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