Child calls 911 to help mother

December 18, 2007 4:21:49 PM PST
A little girl from Fayetteville is being called a hero by her mother and emergency crews.

Last Friday, six-year-old Heavyn Gibson called 911 for help after her mother passed out.

Police say Heaven's mother, Charity Gibson, collapsed while getting her children ready to leave for the day. When the young E.E. Miller Elementary School student called 911, officials say she remained calm on the phone while speaking with a dispatcher.

Dispatcher: 911, where is your emergency?
Caller: My mommy is laying on the floor and she's...
Dispatcher: Is her eyes closed?
Caller: Yes.
Dispatcher What's your address?
Caller: 6995.
Dispatcher: Ok, and what's your name?
Caller: Heavyn.
Dispatcher: How old are you, Heaven?
Caller: 6.

Heavyn was able to give her address and follow directions which included checking if her mother was breathing and to unlock the door for emergency crews.

Charity Gibson was transported to the hospital where she was treated a released. Her husband, Eric Gibson, Sr. is in the U.S. Army and is currently deployed.

The Fayetteville Police Department encourages all parents to teach their children how to properly call 911.

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