CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- A 10-year-old girl from Rock Hill is being called a hero after she saved her mother’s life by calling 911.
Tammy Massey-Hart has had seizures before so she made a point to speak with her 10-year-old daughter Zhailah about calling 911 for emergencies.
So when Tammy had a bad seizure in August, falling in the shower and slamming her head against the toilet, Zhailah knew exactly what to do.
“I just saw her laying there and I thought she passed out or she was dead,” Zhailah recalled. “She fell and the curtain was on top of her.”
Zhailah had her 5-year-old niece call 911 and then took the phone to guide EMS to their Rock Hill home.
“The only thing I remember is waking up in the ambulance,” Tammy said.
“This was a matter of life or death," Tammy said. "I was proud, I was very proud.”
York County officials have now honored Zhailah with a “911 hero” award.
“I feel excited and famous,” the fifth-grader said with a laugh.
Proof that heroes can come in many forms.
“Both of them are my blessings from the Lord right here,” Tammy said. “My blessings from the Lord.”
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