Adam Ahmed, 6-year-old on travel security list, nearly died when he was days old
I reported on Adam Ahmed and his family almost seven years ago - check out the video story below
Six-year old Syed Adam Ahmed is making national headlines for apparently being on a travel security risk list, but this isn't the first time he's been in the news.
I reported on him and his family almost seven years ago after a near tragedy.
In May 2009, when Adam was four days old, he turned blue in the face and stopped breathing.
His dad, Sulemaan Ahmed, called 911 in desperation.
Melissa Munns of Toronto EMS was on the other end of that line. She walked Ahmed through each step to help Adam breathe again.
I wanted to tell the story about how Munns and Ahmed — two strangers — worked together on the phone to save a little boy's life.
While the infant recovered in hospital, Ahmed asked EMS if he could personally thank the woman who saved his son.
I was there when Munns, teddy bear in hand, arrived at the hospital to meet Ahmed. They hugged and laughed.
The sad thing is, years later, I had forgotten all about that story. As a news reporter, filing a television story daily, there are days I can't remember what I had for lunch.
It wasn't until Ahmed sent me these text messages Friday in response to a text I sent looking for comment on Adam's latest ordeal.
"You did a piece on Adam when he was born."
"He nearly died and the EMS team saved his life."
"That's you right?"
Even though I had followed Adam and his family's recent problems in the media, I never connected the dots that the baby I reported on seven years ago is the same child whose name has come up as a "high risk" traveller until now.