16-Year-Old From Skiatook "Saves His Own Life," Calls 911 While Having AVM Rupture & Stroke

Friends and family of a Skiatook 16-year-old are calling him "the kid who saved his own life," after he suffered a stroke and was able to call 911 before it was too late. 

Monday, August 29th 2022, 6:02 pm



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Friends and family of a Skiatook 16-year-old are calling him "the kid who saved his own life," after he suffered a stroke and was able to call 911 before it was too late.

Mason Teague’s parents said June 22 began like any other day, but quickly turned into the worst day of their lives. Now, they want to educate people on what happened to their son, in hopes it can save their life.

Almost 70 days ago, Mason was working out alone at a Skiatook gym when he suffered a brain bleed called an “AVM rupture," causing him to have a stroke.

Gym surveillance video showed he was able to grab his phone the minute something was wrong and called 911.

He was only able to say his location and that he “was dying." Within five minutes, paramedics were by his side.

That 911 call was the last time Mason was able to speak. His mom, Amanda, said he was fine just fifteen minutes before when she dropped him off.

“The last words I heard my son say to me were ‘I love you mom, I’ll see you in about an hour,’” Amanda said.

Justin, Mason’s dad, and Amanda said Mason complained of headaches the week of the rupture, but they had no idea that headache would change their lives.

Since that day, his parents said he has been in and out of consciousness.

“He is very well aware of what is going on,” Amanda said. “You can see the emotion on his face.”

Mason is making progress every day and his parents said he will get to come home in early October. However, he will still be disabled and needing full time care.

For now, they said every step forward is documented and celebrated. He was recently able to kick a ball and hold his head up with a little help.

“When he is done with this, we want to show him how hard he fought and share every accomplishment,” Justin said.

They are encouraging others to learn about AVM's, just in case their loved one is showing signs too.

They said there is a rupture every 18 seconds worldwide and AVM’s are the second leading cause of brain injuries in pediatric patient.

They said if they would’ve know they should take the headache seriously, they could have asked for scans and tests to be done to prevent the rupture.

His parents and first responders said Mason's quick thinking of calling 911 is why he is still here today.

They hope by watching Mason's story, they won't hesitate to call for help when something is wrong.

If you would like to help Mason’s family with his medical bills, the Owasso Buffalo Wild Wings is holding a car show fundraiser on October 8 from 2-7 pm.

You can also find more information on Mason or how to help his family at masonteague.com.

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