Updated 10/22/2012 07:05 PM
Moore County 4-year-old calls 911 and saves mom's life
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CARTHAGE, N.C. -- On Sept. 25 the Moore County 911 dispatchers received a very unique call.
Caller: "My mommy is having seizers."
Dispatcher: "Your mommy is having seizures?"
After seeing his mom have multiple seizures, 4-year-old Lucas picked up the phone and dialed 911. Lucas was able to give dispatch his address and location. Dispatchers say Lucas was calling from a cell phone so it was even more important that he knew his address and exact location.
"It will give us the general area, usually within about 100 feet, so it was very important for him to be able to give us that information and get us closer to him,” said Kris Sheffield, the communications manager for Moore County Public Safety.
Amanda Odom said she was teaching Lucas his address and phone number as well as when it was right to dial 911, not knowing it would one day save her life.
Dispatcher: "Is she breathing?"
Caller: "No sir"
Dispatcher: "You said she is not breathing?
Caller: "Yes sir"
"We had been talking to him about his address and we didn't think he knew it and he surprised me, and I even got teary eyed because that is very good for a 4-year-old. I am very proud of him,” said Odom.
Last week, Lucas was presented with a 911 Hero's Award at the Moore County commissioners meeting. Public safety officials wanted to make sure his good deed didn't go unnoticed.
"You know there is not a whole lot of 4 year olds that would know that there mom was in trouble or that they know their address and phone number,” said Sheffield.
And Odom hopes this could possibly influence other parents to teach their children important information to be used in the time of need.