A mother who collapsed at home has praised her five-year-old son who made a potentially life-saving 999 call.
Young Leon Isaac, 5, kept calm when his mum Linzi collapsed in an epileptic fit and amazed 999 operators with his confidence as he made a phone call for help.
Linzi, 22, who was born in Huddersfield but now lives in Wales, was at home with Leon and one-year-old daughter Mia when she suffered an unexpected seizure.
Leon calmly called for an ambulance, and with instructions from a call handler was able to put his mother in the recovery position, check his little sister was safe and unlock the door for paramedics.
Linzi said: “We still can’t quite believe that he did all of that on his own.
“From what I can gather, he rang 999 and told them our address and even fetched cushions from the sofa to try and put me in the recovery position.
“We’re incredibly proud of him.”
Linzi still has relatives in Huddersfield but moved to Welshpool as a child. She was diagnosed with epilepsy as a teenager but had not suffered a fit for years until recently.
The care assistant had already had a seizure that day, but an ambulance crew who had been called by husband Luke, 24, determined that she was safe to remain at home.
The call handler that dealt with Luke’s earlier call was the same one who took Leon’s call.
Karen Harry said: “As soon as I heard this little voice say ‘Mummy’s had another fit’ I knew exactly who it was.
“Leon was superb throughout the whole thing and took my instructions really well. It must have been so scary to have been on his own but none of that fazed him – he did what he had to do and remained as cool as a cucumber.”
Paramedic Steve Davies said: “When we got to the address, Leon wouldn’t let us in until we told him who we were. Had Leon not made the call, we wouldn’t have arrived in the time we did.
“It could have been a lot worse because Linzi actually took a poorly turn once we got her in the ambulance”.
To hear Leon’s 999 call log on to www.examiner.co.uk