7-year-old calls 911, saves mother's life
NEWARK, Del. - August 3, 2012 (WPVI) -- A child noticed something was off about her mother, so she called 9-1-1. Now that little girl is being hailed a hero.
Authorities say it was approximately 1:15 p.m. last Thursday when the Newark, Delaware 9-1-1 Center received the call.
7-year-old Keairra Stevens reported that her mother was not acting right and needed help.Keairra talked to two different dispatchers until paramedics arrived at her home.
Her mother - Chekita Stevens - was unconscious after suffering a diabetic emergency. She was immediately transported to Christiana Hospital where she made a full recovery.
Stevens credits her daughter for remaining calm and knowing exactly what to do.
"I'm just thrilled that she was there. I could have been home, fell off the bed and still laid there. I'm glad that she came up and knew what to do pretty much," she said.
Stevens says she taught her daughter at a very young age about dialing 9-1-1.
She showed Keairra how to use a cell phone and helped her memorize her address and phone number.
Stevens says she also has emergency contacts and information about her diabetic condition posted around the house.
newark, delaware, rescue, local/state
- 2 million dollar tickets sold in NJ, 1 in Del. 43 min ago
- Brisk And Cold
- Get the 6abc StormTracker app
- 2013 Troop Greetings
- Water main break causes river of ice in Cherry Hill
- Husband charged with wife's murder in Bethlehem
- Phila. attorney Charles Peruto, Sr. dies
- 3 injured in car crash in Pennsauken
- Fire damages South Philadelphia apartment
- Man shot several times in stomach in Chester
- Police: Job applicant stole from tip jar
- Dramatic video released of violent 7-Eleven robbery
- Coach charged with sexually assaulting 4 more victims
- 91-year-old man stabbed, robbed in Egg Harbor