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World's tiniest hero? Boy hailed for saving grandmother's life
A boy has been hailed a hero after he saved his grandmother’s life.
The Queensland boy was playing in a park when his beloved grandmother began to slur her words.
However it was when she fell down park stairs and she began to bleed after hitting her head, that he knew something was horribly wrong.
The brave little boy sprang into action though, and did not fear riddle him.
Running to find nearby police officers, he explained in depth what had happened.
"I saw police and then I said, this is an emergency," Freddie told 9News.
"I felt very scared."
From Freddie's report, police determined his grandmother had suffered from a stroke.
Paramedics were called straight away to assess the situation and she is now recovering.
Leanne Whiley from Central Queensland Health told 9 news that each second after a stroke is absolutely critical.
"The longer they take to get to the hospital the more damage they can have done," she said.
"The problem with regional areas is we're so spread out as well, so it does take longer to get to hospital."
Freddie is now being hailed a hero for saving his grandma's life.
Freddie's proud mum Olga said she hoped other kids can learn the signs of a stroke so that they can keep their own family safe.
"We never know what might happen in life, and a child might be the only one around to help," she said.
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