A QUICK-THINKING little girl helped to get emergency care for her disabled cousin after she had a seizure.
Eight-year-old Macy Tildesley was staying at her aunt Sandra Ramsbottom’s house, on Friday, November 16, when her cousin Isabella, who has cerebral palsy, became ill.
Mrs Ramsbottom asked Macy, who goes to Grove Lea Primary School, to be brave, keep calm and to ring for an ambulance.
Macy kept calm under pressure and helped her aunt by relaying everything the operator said, and looked out for the ambulance arriving.
Mrs Ramsbottom said: “Macy was in shock as we normally put the children out of the way when Isabella is poorly but I told her she needed to be brave.
“But I said to her you have got to do what I say straight away.”
Mrs Ramsbottom knew from previous occasions that the ambulance would find it difficult to find her home in Darton, Barnsley, because she lives up a long driveway, so she sent Macy to look for the ambulance.
Macy spotted the ambulance near a shop further down the road and, after telling her aunt, directed the paramedics to Mrs Ramsbottom’s home.
Mrs Ramsbottom said: “She knows she’s not allowed to the shop on her own but I told her she needed to do it.
“Then she came back with the ambulance staff and they took over.”
Ambulance staff then took Isabella to hospital and praised the quick-thinking and brave actions of Macy.
Mrs Ramsbottom added: “I feel so proud of Macy for helping me and for being so grown up. If she hadn’t gone to get help I dread to think what would have happened.
“It could have been a lot worse because I would have had to have done everything myself and I don’t think I would have been able to.”
Isabella was taken to hospital but is now back with her family.