Seven-year-old Sami Mistry looks after his mother, Rebecca, who has type 1 diabetes.
When she is ill he helps prepare her medication, fetch her juice box to boost sugar levels, alerts paramedics and talks them through the crisis situation until the emergency crew arrives.
Nottinghamshire County Council are now offering more support for young carers by giving them first aid training and support.
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Paramedics had to take the boy to a hospital 18 miles away from his home following the closure of a local children's A&E.