10 year old boy calls 911 and helps save mom

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Thursday, July 11, 2013 - 1:59pm

A Georgia boy is being credited as a hero after his quick actions.

A Georgia boy is being credited as a hero after his quick actions.

Zander bett says when he realized what was going on he knew what to do.

Tuesday night 10-year-old Zander Betts called a friend to let him know he'll be on CBS Atlanta news....

That's because a call he made last week may have very well saved his mother's life.

"I called 911 and there were a lot of questions..."

His mother Karen Betts was suffering from an epileptic seizure.

"Her arms started to shake. It was sort of symptom of seizing which means you're having a seizure."

"I could hear his little voice shaking, but he was, he knew what to do."

Zander was cool under pressure telling the 911 dispatcher what was happening with his mother and where emergency crews could find their house.

Last August Karen Betts was hospitalized for 9 days after suffering a seizure.

This time, thanks to Zander she only spent a few hours in the emergency room.

"If he hadn't been here, the seizures can get really bad. If no one was here what could have happened?"

For his life saving actions Zander was recognized by Mayor Johnny Crist at Monday's City Council meeting.

It's where he got this special lapel pin and a standing ovation from the crowd.

"It's to where I didn't think it would get to this level."

As Zander eases into his new hero status his parents are thankful that he was home and able to help his mom.

"I'm so grateful..."

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