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Brooklyn Boy Rescues Mom With Life-Saving Phone Call

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Drew, a 7-year-old boy who saved his mother by calling 911 after she started having a seizure (credit: Carol D'Auria/1010 WINS)

Drew, a 7-year-old boy who saved his mother by calling 911 after she started having a seizure (credit: Carol D’Auria/1010 WINS)

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – A Brooklyn boy is being lauded as a hero after coming to his mother’s rescue Wednesday morning with a life-saving phone call to authorities.

Drew Champagnie, a third grader at P.S. 13, was getting ready for school shortly after 8 a.m. when his mother, Donna Gilkes, began having a seizure at their Hendrix Street home in East New York.

The boy quickly sprang into action. He immediately called 911 and told the operator his mother was “shaking,” 1010 WINS’ Carol D’Auria reported.

1010 WINS’ Carol D’Auria reports: Son Saves The Day

Police said the operator kept the child on the phone until an ambulance arrived.

The woman, who was lying on the floor unconscious when EMS arrived on the scene, was taken to Kings County Hospital for treatment. She is listed in stable condition.

Neighbors said they’re not surprised the boy did the right thing.

“[He’s] a very quiet, low-key kid, not your average run-around-the-block kid,” Stephanie Pearson said. “He doesn’t talk much outside but evidently he was talkative enough to save his mom’s life.”

Drew is expected to be honored by the FDNY Thursday morning at fire headquarters in the MetroTech building in downtown Brooklyn.

 Do your children know what to do in case of an emergency? Leave a comment below…

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