A mum said her seven-year-old saved her life by getting paramedics to their house when she collapsed – despite only moving in two days earlier.
Ria Griffiths, 25, was home alone with sons Charlie, seven, and Harris, four, when she had a seizure and collapsed onto the sofa.
Charlie called 999 straightaway to say his mum was “sleeping and couldn’t wake up”.
But he’d only moved into their new home two days earlier so couldn’t give the call handler his address.
But the quick thinking schoolboy found a number for his mum’s best friend Abby and called her to ask her for their address and passed it on to medics.
It took paramedics 40 minutes to get there – during which Charlie cuddled his little brother and stroked his mum’s head, telling her “everything will be ok”.
Mum Ria, from Maesteg, Bridgend, Wales, is undergoing investigations to find out the case of the seizure.
Ria, a hairdresser, said: “I’m very very proud of them both.
“They were just amazing.
“I feel so warm inside when I think about it.
“I wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for them. They really are my real-life superheroes.
“Charlie was very upset but he held it together so well.
“The ambulance service said both the children showed such courage and bravery.
Ria knew a seizure was coming moments before she collapsed because her left side started to go numb, on November 6.
She started getting seizures four years ago and lesions have been found on her brain, so she said she had talked to the boys about calling emergency services.
Charlie also called Ria’s partner, a carpenter, and her mum Gail, 60, who was looking after Ria’s 23-week baby daughter, Aubrie.
Abby and Ria’s partner gave chest compressions before paramedics arrived, because her heart rate dropped and she wasn’t breathing properly
Charlie stood by throughout the 90 minute seizure and 40 minute ambulance wait, comforting and reassuring his brother.
Mum was taken to hospital and made a full recovery.
“He’s very advanced for his age – more like a little 12-year-old,” Abby said.
“They’ve both blown me away and I’m so proud.
“It’s all I can do to thank them. I just hug them tight every day.”