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Hero Toddler Used FaceTime To Summon Help When Her Mum Collapsed

A toddler has been branded a hero after she used FaceTime to summon help when her mother collapsed.

Esmé Hawkins is just two-years-old but has already saved the life of her mum Jasmine Pounsberry, 24.

Jasmine had collapsed at home and was knocked unconscious when her head hit the wall as she fell.

Esmé quickly found her mother’s phone and used FaceTime to call her mum’s friend to summon help to their home in Newton Abbot, Devon.

Jasmine said: “She was so brave and I couldn’t believe what she had actually managed to do while I was unconscious.

“She still looks like a baby because she doesn’t have much hair – but she thinks she a 14-year-old.

“She’s always seemed very forward for her age – she’s very bubbly, very loud and very confident.

“She’s always on my phone but I didn’t think she knew how to make a phone call on her own.”

When Esmé picked up the phone she made a video call to Jasmine’s friend – Jess Decént.

Jess then rang 999 who attended the scene, and little Esmé even managed to unlock the door when the emergency responders arrived.

Jasmine continued: “She FaceTimed my friend Jess.

“Jess asked Esmé to put me on the phone and Esmé said I was on the floor and that’s when she realised what was going on and told Esmé to go and get me a blanket and a pillow while she rang 999.

“My partner Ryan was a bit shocked when he got home. You hear about children who are older ringing 999 but we couldn’t believe what Esmé had done.

“Now she just keeps asking if the doctor’s made me well and she says she wants to be a doctor and keeps trying to put plasters on my head.

“She keeps checking on me all the time.”

Proud grandad Darren Pounsberry said: “She’s a little hero. My daughter was knocked out cold, my two-year-old granddaughter was the only one home.”

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