The brave efforts of a 10-year-old girl who saved her mum’s life, has been presented with an award by East Midlands Ambulance Service paramedics.
Paige Matthews from South Wigston, dialled 999 after her mum had a seizure and started bleeding from her mouth. The incident took place in the early hours of the morning at the family home on Wednesday, February 22.
Aimee Hinds, EMAS emergency medical dispatcher answered Paige’s call and praised her bravery. “She sounded very young and upset when we first answered the phone but she was a lot calmer than I expected her to be by the end of the call.”
The young girl was asked to check her mum’s breathing and pulse, and kept her 8-year-old brother Shaun calm until the paramedics arrived.
Paige’s mother, Faye Snow-Tyler was taken to hospital but discharged after tests and has since listened to a recording of the call between Paige and Aimee Hinds and spoke of her daughter’s actions. “I was shocked and proud that she had managed to look after me as well as her 8-year-old brother. She did me ever so proud with everything.”
Paige was presented with the Laverick Award at Parkland Primary School on Thursday 16 March. The award recognises children and young adults who have gone above and beyond to help another.
On receiving her award Paige said she was “very proud”.
By Keya Modessa