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Five-Year-Old Girl Saves Mum's Life Using FaceTime

Five-Year-Old Girl Saves Mum's Life Using FaceTime

A quick-thinking five-year-old girl saved her mum's life after she had a stroke by using FaceTime to contact her dad and get help.

Damien Galvin was on his way to work when he received a FaceTime call from his little girl Priya, who told him mum Mary Constant had collapsed at home in Cork, Ireland.

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The dad had taught Pryia how to use her iPad to make calls on FaceTime.

Speaking on the Neil Prendeville Show on Red FM, Damien said: "I wouldn't usually answer but for some strange reason I did. She was crying and said, 'Mammy was drinking her tea, and she's on the floor and can't get up.'"

The little girl then turned the phone to show her Mary lying on the floor 'in distress'. Damien immediately hung up the call and called Mary's sister and parents who live nearby and were able to dash over.

Little Pryia was able to undo the latch and let in her auntie and uncle, who quickly called an ambulance which rushed Mary into hospital.

Damien said: "An ambulance came within about 40 minutes and Mary was seen to within seconds when she got there, and she had a scan and that is when we found out that she had a stroke. A clot had travelled to the left side of her brain and that side had completely shut down.

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Credit: PA
Credit: PA

"It happened on the Monday and on the Tuesday I met Mary's surgeon when I was on my way up to her and I thanked him for what he had done. He said, 'There is no need to thank me for a job that I do every day, you have a little five year old girl who is the real hero.'

"The surgeon told us that with a stroke, time is precious and that without Priya, Mary wouldn't be here today. She doesn't even know it yet, but she is an absolute hero."

Thankfully, Mary is recovering well and is already walking about and talking - Damien is hopeful she'll be home by the weekend.

Meanwhile, Damien has said he's happy for Pryia to use her iPad as much as she wants, adding: "I know we all give out to our kids about being on their tablets, but when it comes to this, she saved her mother's life. She can use her tablet as much as she likes."

Featured Image Credit: Red FM

Topics: World News

Claire Reid

Claire is a journalist at LADbible who, after dossing around for a few years, went to Liverpool John Moores University. She graduated with a degree in Journalism and a whole load of debt. When not writing words in exchange for money she is usually at home watching serial killer documentaries surrounded by cats. You can contact Claire at [email protected]

 

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