Brampton crew saved girl’s life
Jim Wilkes/Torstar News Service
Taylor Webb wore a big smile and carried an even bigger cake.
But her mother fought back tears yesterday as the 10-year-old youngster handed the treat to three Brampton firefighters who saved her life when she was a baby.
Her mother, Lori Ottaviano, recalled the night in January 1997 that tiny Taylor started gagging and stopped breathing in their Lisa Street apartment. “
She was just dead, lifeless like a doll,” Ottaviano said outside Fire Station 206 on Hurontario Street, just south of Steeles Avenue.
She called 911 and the Brampton fire crew arrived.
“If it weren’t for them I wouldn’t have her here today,” she said. “She’s my little miracle baby.”
Moments later, mother, daughter and little brother Carmelo got to meet Captain Bert Jeffries, Captain Dan Rowland and firefighter Luis Emidio. Brian Drake, another firefighter who assisted on the call, retired two years ago.