A schoolboy has been hailed a hero after he helped to save his diabetic mum’s life when she collapsed at home.
Rebecca Carroll, 29, fell unconscious when her blood sugar fell too far below a safe level.
But her brave son Kieran, seven, calmed his two-year-old brother Layton and alerted neighbours and relatives to the emergency.
An ambulance was called and paramedics rushed to the scene to give Mrs Carroll a potentially life saving glucose injection to bring her back to consciousness.
The proud mum and emergency services have praised quick-thinking Kieran for coming to the rescue.
Mrs Carroll, of Berrington Close, Balby, told the Free Press: “I am so proud of him, he is my hero. I basically fainted and that could have led to a coma so I think he saved my life.
“He kept so calm for a boy so young it was unbelievable. If it was not for Kieran then I may not be here.”
Mrs Carroll had only just finished a four day stint in hospital from a viral infection when the drama unfolded on Bank Holiday Monday.
At about 1.30pm she noticed her blood sugar levels were dangerously low.
She got a chocolate bar and a drink from the fridge but collapsed in the living room.
Just the two boys were left in the house as her lorry driver partner Mark Wood, 34, was at work.
Kieran, a pupil at Copley School in Sprotbrough, told a next door neighbour to phone an ambulance. He also rang his auntie, Lindsey Smith, to make her aware of the incident.
The hero schoolboy is now set for a special treat.
His mum said: “We told him that we will give him a treat for all that he has done. He will get a meal at his favourite restaurant and we will take him on a day trip out somewhere wherever he wants to go.”
Ms Smith, 33, of Stapleton Road, Warmsworth, added: “He is an absolute superstar. We always told him to get help if something happened and it just showed that he listened.”
Ben Holdaway, director for Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust, said: “A big well done to Kieran for his actions and for staying calm when faced with what must have been a very difficult situation. He did all the right things to get help for his mum and she must be very proud of him.”