6-year-old girl saves mom who suffered heat stroke

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RANDVIEW, Mo. (Video from WDAF via CNN) —

A 6-year-old girl in Missouri was honored Tuesday by firefighters for her heroic effort.

Christina Hancock knew exactly how to help her mom after she suffered heat stroke.

WDAF reports Christina and her mom Mary were at an outdoor birthday party Saturday. When they got home, Christina told WDAF that her mom wasn’t acting right.

“I took her temperature to see if she was cold. I tried to get her some water, but she said no. She laid in the bed and just started crying,” the girl said.

The 6-year-old said her mother passed out and she called her grandmother for help.

“As soon as I picked up the phone she said, ‘Grandma, it’s an emergency,’ and I said, ‘what’s wrong,’ and she said, ‘It’s my mama. She’s not talking and she won’t open her eyes,'” Vickie Hancock, Christina’s grandmother, explained.

Christina then called 911. Paramedics arrived to help Mary, who confirmed she did suffer from heat stroke.

Earlier in the day, the mother and daughter were outside for only an hour and a half.

Mary spent several hours in a hospital before being released.

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