Paige Matthews stayed calm and in control as EMAS call handler Aimee Hinds talked to her for nearly 10 minutes during the life and death situation
Paige Matthews is to be given an award by the ambulance service after dialling 999 after her mum, Faye Snow-Tyler, had a fit while sleeping.
She is to receive the Laverick Award from East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS) for showing great bravery after her mother had a seizure in bed at 3am last Wednesday.
Paige stayed calm and in control as EMAS call handler Aimee Hinds talked to her for nearly 10 minutes during the life and death situation, the Leicester Mercury reports.
Paige, from South Wigston, made the emergency call after her mum had a fit, with blood coming out of her mouth.
She checked her mum’s breathing and heartbeat and kept her eight-year-old brother Shaun calm until the paramedics arrived.
The Parkland Primary School pupil is to be given the Laverick Award, which recognises children and young adults who have gone above and beyond to help another.
The award is in memory of Nick Laverick – a paramedic team leader who lost his battle with cancer on his 37th birthday in September 2013.
Paramedic Anya Donald, who is part of the Laverick Team, was full of praise for Paige.
She said: “Paige remained so calm and brave during what would have been a really scary time. She is truly deserving of this award.”
Faye, 30, who was taken to hospital but discharged after tests, has since listened to a recording of the call between Paige and Aimee Hinds.
The mum-of-two, a learning disabilities support worker at a care home, said: “It brought a tear to my eye.
“I listened to it with Paige at home and she got quite upset.
“It was amazing to hear how calm and brave she was.
“It was nice that I was able to reassure her while we listened to the recording.
“I have no doubt she saved my life. It is lovely that she is going to be given this award. It is difficult to put into words how proud I and the rest of the family are of Paige. She is a star.”
Aimee also praised the schoolgirl.
She said: “Paige was, without a doubt, the best child-caller I have ever spoken to.
“She remained brave throughout the call and was even able to care for her younger brother. She should be so proud of her actions and for remaining calm during what would have been a really scary situation.”