Five-year-old Liverpool girl saves mum's life after she collapses eating lunch

Breyer quickly called her Grandad after watching her mum Linda collapse onto the floor. Credit: Liverpool Echo

A five-year-old girl saved her mum's life when she collapsed after eating her lunch.

Breyer Warke sprang into action after mum Linda became unresponsive at their home in Liverpool.

Linda and Breyer were having lunch together, when Linda finished her food and stood up, before collapsing onto the floor.

Breyer thought her mum was ok at first and she was just pretending.

However, she quickly realised something was not right after she started gently hitting her mum in the face to try and wake her up and she was not responding.

Knowing her mum is diabetic, Breyer calmly called her grandad to tell him what had happened, who immediately called 999.

Doctors later found Linda’s blood sugar was dangerously low and she was minutes away from a hypoglycaemic coma.

Linda said: “My husband, Breyer’s father passed away when Breyer was 18 months old. A year later my mum passed away and it took me a long time to get back on my feet.

"Being a single mum with diabetes and living alone with Breyer, I wanted to make sure that my daughter was prepared and knew what to do if I became poorly."

Linda taught Breyer, now aged six, how to call 999, to memorise their address and how to call her grandad if she was to ever collapse or become unresponsive.

The ambulance crew arrived and treated Linda at home with a glucose drip which reversed her blood sugar.

Linda said: “I was blown away by my daughter’s bravery, she was only five at the time and remembered what to do in what is a stressful situation. I am so proud of her.”

The North West Ambulance Service is reminding people to make sure their children know to call 999 if someone is injured. Credit: PA Images

Following children like Breyer saving the lives of their loved ones, North West Ambulance Service is asking parents, guardians and relatives to make sure their children know to call 999 if they are with somebody who becomes seriously ill or injured.

The appeal is part of a wider initiative from the trust called the Ambulance Academy, which helps guide children, young people and teachers on how to use its services.

Breyer has since won a Character of the Year Award at the World Class Schools Quality Mark Awards in London for her actions.

Ged Blezard, Director of Operations, said: “Teaching our children and future generations the right reason to call 999 could save your life - we have had callers as young as four call us because their parent is unconscious.

“Breyer acted calmly in what must have been a very frightening situation. By calling her grandad immediately, who then called 999, she was able to make sure we were able to get help to her mum as quickly as possible.

“We are asking parents and guardians to make sure they take five minutes to sit down with their children and explain when to call 999, especially if the adult is not awake.

"It is important that children know their address and postcode so that if they need to call 999 we can get an ambulance to them as quickly as possible.”


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