NESCONSET, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — A mother in trouble was saved by her 5-year-old daughter in Suffolk County, when the little girl took it upon herself to call 911.
As CBS 2′s Hazel Sanchez reported, Jillian Given may be only 5, but she knew exactly what to do when her mother needed help.
“I still can’t believe it to be honest with you. Every day, it chokes me up,” said her mother, Elisabeth Given. “I keep saying she’s a hero. I don’t think she understands the extent of what she’s done.”
In fact, Elisabeth Given said, her life was saved by her daughter’s quick thinking.
“It was like I was living outside my body,” she said. “I couldn’t believe it happened first of all. And second of all I couldn’t believe that she did it. She saved my life. I said that she was a hero; you know? She’s my hero.”
Jillian was at her grandparents’ house with her diabetic mother, when Elisabeth Given went into diabetic shock, fell off her bed, and almost lost consciousness.
Jillian said she tried to talk to her mother.
“I said I’m going to call 911,” she said.
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