Apex child called a hero for saving mom


Josiah Hill likes to wear his Iron Man mask and play hero but it became reality last month.

"All I know is that when I woke up I was at the hospital and they told me your son called 911," said Josiah's mother, Kiyomi Hill.

Kiyomi had just gotten out of the hospital after suffering a seizure when she suffered another one. Her husband, Cory, was gone and her five-year-old was asleep. That left only Josiah and his two-year-old sister.

"I just pressed nine, then one, one," said Josiah. "Because mommy showed me."

He was able to give the dispatcher his name and address as well as instructed by his mother because of a tumor that causes her to have seizures.

"I keep telling him 'Thank you' and he doesn't feel like he did anything," said Kiyomi. "He keeps saying I just called 911."

His actions earned Josiah honors from Apex first responders. He posed for a photo with the police chief and got a shiny medal around his neck.

"It's just a blessing for him to be as smart as he is," said Josiah's dad, Cory Hill.

"I just thank God that he was so smart enough to pick up the phone and call 911," said Kiyomi.

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