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Seven Year Old Girl Saves Mum's Life After Watching YouTube Videos

Seven Year Old Girl Saves Mum's Life After Watching YouTube Videos

A little girl has been hailed a hero after she administered emergency CPR on her mum - which she learned by watching videos on YouTube.

Quick-thinking Jessica Kinder was watching The Grinch when she saw her 32-year-old mum Becky Green, collapse to the ground having a seizure.

The schoolgirl attempted to perform CPR on her before calling an ambulance.

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Becky, an admin worker for the NHS, said she woke up to paramedics treating her and has since described Jessica as her "hero".

It happened just weeks ago when seven-year-old year old Jessica was off sick from school.

"I put a Christmas film on to make Jessica feel better and the last thing I remember is putting a cup of tea down for her, then I passed out," Becky said.

During the episode, Jessica grabbed a nearby glass of water and threw it in Becky's face to "try and wake her up" before straddling her and performing CPR she'd learned on YouTube.

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Jessica Kinder thought fast using CPR knowledge she'd learnt from YouTube to save her mum (Credit: SWNS)
Jessica Kinder thought fast using CPR knowledge she'd learnt from YouTube to save her mum (Credit: SWNS)

She then took hold of her mum's phone and attempted to unlock it before realising she could ring 999 without entering a password or fingerprint.

"When I woke up the paramedics were here and my little girl was hysterical."

In the moments after regaining consciousness Becky was told by paramedics what an incredible job her daughter and done.

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"My little girl straddled me to do CPR because she thought I was dying," Becky said. "Then she tried to unlock my phone using my own fingerprint, but that wouldn't work, before dialling 999."

Thankfully Jessica was off sick from school that day so was around to help her fitting mum (Credit: SWNS)
Thankfully Jessica was off sick from school that day so was around to help her fitting mum (Credit: SWNS)

After being rushed to a nearby hospital in Preston, Lancs, Becky underwent a number of tests before receiving the devastating news a week later that she has epilepsy.

Becky says doctors think her epilepsy might be linked to an incident 12 years ago when she fell and hit her head, even though nothing like this has happened since then.

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At the time of the seizure back in November though, the condition was undiagnosed and Becky was unaware of any first aid training Jessica had learned.

She said: "When I realised what had happened I asked her, 'how did you know what to do?' She said to me, 'oh I saw someone do it on YouTube' - I couldn't believe it."

Mum Jessica had no idea she was suffering with epilepsy and is now dealing with her diagnosis (Credit: SWNS)
Mum Jessica had no idea she was suffering with epilepsy and is now dealing with her diagnosis (Credit: SWNS)

"She knew she had to put all her weight on me just from watching them.

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"She likes watching videos and I know that she takes things in quite well but I had no idea she had watched a video about CPR.

"If she hadn't known what to do and acted so quickly who knows what might have happened? I'm so proud of her - I can't believe how heroically she acted," she said.

"It must have been so stressful for her to see that but she stepped up and tried to save me. For a seven-year-old to do that is incredible - she's my hero."

Jessica now hopes to become a doctor or nurse to help others in future (Credit: SWNS)
Jessica now hopes to become a doctor or nurse to help others in future (Credit: SWNS)

Poor Jessica was affected by the incident however, staying off sick for a few days afterwards, suffering with what doctors thought were symptoms of post-traumatic stress after seeing her mum fitting.

Since returning to school though she has been given a bravery award and Becky says her daughter now has her sights set on helping others in the future by becoming a doctor or a nurse.

Becky added: "I've got her something extra special for Christmas as a big thank you."

We think she deserves the world after saving her mum - what a little hero.

Featured Image Credit: SWNS

Topics: Life, Real Life, Health

Lauren Bell

A freelance journalist working for Tyla. After graduating with a journalism degree, Lauren started off in real life magazines before moving into the fashion and lifestyle sector at the likes of Mail Online and Sun Online. Contact Tyla: [email protected]

 

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