Teeny Toddler Hero

Wednesday, August 18, 2010 - 9:01am

3-year-old saves great-great grandmother's life.

Bailey Francis isn't old enough to go to school, but the toddler knew enough to save her great-great-grandmother's life.

Bailey, who just turned 3, saved her 78-year-old great-great-granny's life back in February with the press of a button.

Davye "Sue" Heard wears a medical-alert necklace. She repeatedly told her great-great-granddaughter that the necklace was only for emergencies.

"I said, 'No, that is a 911 necklace. When Granny won't talk to you, then that is when you can press that button,'" she said.

When Heard stopped talking, Bailey did what she was told.

Heard started feeling weak from a diabetes complication.

She sat down on the bed and passed out.

That's when Bailey pushed the button, alerting paramedics of an emergency.

Heard said when she woke up, medical responders were in her room, treating her.

Bailey was just a few feet from her, applying bandages to herself and wearing a stethoscope that paramedics let her play with.

Heard said Bailey saved her life.

"I would have gone into a diabetic coma, and I could have died," she said

When asked what she thought of all the attention she was receiving for saving her great-great-granny's life, Bailey rubbed her eyes and said she was tired.

It was way past her nap time.
 

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