An adorable four-year-old New Jersey girl is being hailed as a hero after calling 911 for her mother, who was lying passed-out on their kitchen floor.
The girl, Isla Glaser, called 911 after her mother suffered a fall in their home and fell unconscious while taking care of Isla and her three siblings, including 1-year old twins.
Speaking to emergency dispatchers, Isla said, “My mom fell down and can’t talk.” Isla was able to provide enough information for dispatchers to send emergency responders to the family’s home. When two police officers arrived, they found the front door locked, barring their entry. But that didn’t stop Isla, who pulled a chair over to unlock the door and allow the officers in.
First responders began providing medical care to Isla’s mother, who became conscious again and asked where her children were. Isla had already walked away and was feeding yogurt to the twins. After Mrs. Glaser received care at the hospital and was released, police officers visited the Glaser home to commend Isla on her heroic actions and gave her a badge, which she now wears in honor.
Besides for this being a cute and heartwarming story, it has an important lesson in it for all of us: we must teach our children what to do in an emergency. When a parent becomes incapacitated, a child knowing what to do can literally be the difference between life and death.
While we always want to protect our kids and hope that everything will always be okay, we should not ignore that unfortunate things do happen. Our children should know what to do in such instances. They should be taught when to dial 911 or Hatzolah. They should be made aware of who to ask for help when something is wrong. It’s not just good parenting, it’s a lifesaving measure that could benefit you as well.
Have your little children learn the Hatzolah song that is on 107.9 fm at 6 pm every day when kids’ hour starts.
And keep singing with them until they know it and you remind them every once in a while what to do.
“In an emergency, there’s a number that you gotta know 732-370-3600. Tell them your name and where you’re calling from, tell that what’s wrong and Hatzolah will come, 732-370-3600”
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