Young girl saves her mother's life after calling 911

Alyssa Ward, 7, kept her cool and sprang into action when her mother collapsed at home.
2:29 | 05/18/19

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to a much happier and more heroic story that involves a 7-year-old girl who saved her mother's life. The girl kept her cool and called 911 in an emergency and Diane is right here with that story. Good morning. I love this story. This little girl Alyssa ward is now being hailed as a hero for how she reacted last month when her mother started having a breathing episode. It was so severe that for some it may hard to listen to the recording. Despite being only 6 at that time, Alyssa stayed calm and jumped right into action. 911, what is the location of your emergency? My mom is not breathing. Reporter: Listen as Alyssa ward springs into action when her mother collapses at home. She is not breathing? Yeah. Is that her I hear in the background? Help me. You can hear the dispatcher giving the child life or death instructions as paramedics rush to the home just outside Cincinnati. What I want you to do is don't give your mom anything to eat or drink. Keep your mom calm, okay. Okay. Reporter: Nearly four minutes after Alyssa dialed 911, first responders arrived. Looks like the ambulance should be pulling up now, Alyssa. Do you see 'em? Hi, sweetie. What's going on? She has a little shy voice but she got a lot accomplished with her little voice. That's for sure. Reporter: Now Alyssa is meeting the men and women who helped save her mother's life honored during a surprise assembly at her elementary school for stepping up when mom needed her most. When you grow up, you think your parents are your heroes and now that I get to call my 7-year-old my hero is just amazing. It's an amazing feeling. And mom Jennifer ward says especially since she has a breathing condition, she had coached her daughter what to do in an emergency but she wasn't sure if that would stick so clearly Alyssa was paying attention but shows how valuable those lessons can be. I have a 7-year-old daughter as well and we've been teaching her and our younger daughter how to call 911 but you just wonder when the time happens, will they actually be able to pull it off. So the dispatcher in this case suggested you can do a test call with 911. Let the dispatcher know right away this is a test call. We're teaching our kid and make sure the kid knows their name, phone number, address, et cetera. But in this case not only did Alyssa do all these things but she has a younger brother who was there as well, and she managed to keep him calm so that she could clearly hear the dispatcher and the dispatcher could clearly hear her, amazing. I feel like if I give my son my phone he'd just start playing candy crush. Yeah, in an emergency. Yes.

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