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Grandchildren Use ID To Save Grandmother's Life

| by Zara Zhi
Nadine Williams and her grandchildrenNadine Williams and her grandchildren

Three children saved their grandmother's life after she had a seizure Aug. 1.

Luckily, the kids knew exactly what to do when Nadine Williams had a seizure. One girl made sure Williams was comfortable while another child, who is 4 years old, called her mother.

Alaysia used a cell phone picture ID to place the call and the ambulance got to Williams in the nick of time, reports WJAX.

“I love them. I appreciate them,” Williams said. “They get on my nerves sometimes, but I wouldn’t trade them for the world.”

Now, the grandmother hopes to manage her health needs better and teach her grandkids to call 911 in case of an emergency.

In 2014, a Virginia boy was credited with saving his grandmother’s life when she fell unconscious. The two were home alone while the child’s mother was at work and his aunt was out shopping.

 Ra Sheed Jackson, 4, told WRIC, “Nana was on the floor. She was bleeding.”

Ra Sheed's grandmother, Sandra Wright, suffers from high blood pressure and diabetes.

“I just suddenly passed out,” said Wright. “The sugar was low and then I passed out.”

“I was at Wal-Mart just looking around and I get a phone call from my nephew saying his nana had passed out,” said Sheree Wright, Ra Sheed’s aunt. “I was like, ‘I’m on my way, I’m on my way.’  I said, ‘Hang the phone up and call 911.’”

Jackson stayed on the phone until emergency response came. The boy even unlocked the chain door lock so the paramedics could get in.

Ra Sheed received a standing ovation and was given a special award at a school board meeting.

“We want to tell you that we love you and we appreciate you and we are so glad you were there to take care of your grandmother,” said Richmond School Superintendent Dr. Dana Bedden.

“Good that he knows his numbers and knows how to work a phone,” said Sheree Wright.

Ra Sheed's grandmother calls him her hero. 

Sources: WJAX, WRIC / Photo credit: WJAX

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