Young Delaware Child Makes Life-Saving 911 Call
By Anne-Marie Green
NEWARK, Del. (CBS) — A seven-year-old Delaware girl has been credited with saving her mother’s life after placing a 911 call.
Newark Police say the child made the life-saving call on July 26th at about 1:15 p.m. when she noticed her mother was not acting right and was in need of medical attention.
“Something’s wrong with my mom,” the little girl said to the 911 dispatcher.
Police say the call was immediately transferred to the New Castle County Fireboard.
“She just woke up and I heard a thump and she fell off the bed,” the little girl said. “I don’t know if she’s breathing.”
“The ambulance and the paramedics are coming to help you,” the dispatcher can be heard saying. “Help’s coming.”
Emergency responders arrived at the home to find the little girl’s mother in an unconscious state.
The woman was taken to Christiana Hospital where she made a full recovery and was released.
The Newark Police Department says the child saved her mom’s life because she knew what to do in an emergency. Police are urging all parents to talk to their children and teach them how to dial 911 and make sure they know their address and phone number. This Delaware mom did just that and her child saved her life.
Earlier this week, a Virginia girl was also credited with saving her father’s life after she reportedly lifted a car off of him and performed CPR. WBTV.com reports Lauren Kornacki walked outside to find her father underneath the car he had propped up during a tire change.
“I just lifted up kind of right here and just kind of threw it, shoved my body as hard as I could then I came back and dragged him out and started CPR,” Lauren told WBTV.com. “It flashed like I’m going to lose my dad. His eyes were open, he wasn’t responding to me. I knew I had to get his heart beating again and I had to get him breathing.”
Lauren and her family credit her knowledge of CPR and during a radio interview with a station in Philadelphia, urged listeners to take CPR classes, saying you never know when you’ll need them.