After You Listen To This 11-Year-Old Girl's 911 Call, You'll Want To Rethink What You Would Do
This actually made us tear up.
There is no way to really convey what it feels like to be in the middle of a life-threatening emergency.
To say that it's stressful for an adult is an understatement. We can't imagine what it would be like for an 11-year-old girl alone with her grandmother as she experiences a major medical crisis.
But that's exactly what happened to Kendall Stilwell of Los Angeles' North Hills neighborhood when her grandmother, Rita Lovato, suddenly stopped breathing last July.
Kendall was spending the night with her grandmother when she noticed something was going on.
"I was in bed and then, all of a sudden, I heard these weird noises, so I turned my head, and it was my Nana and she was drenched in sweat," Kendall told ABC7.
The quick-thinking young lady called 911. Here's the audio of the call.
As it turns out, Lovato had suffered a massive heart attack. According to Kendall's father, Art Stilwell, first responders had to restart Lovato's heart four times. He also said she would not have survived had it not been for her granddaughter's heroic actions.
On January 22, 2015, Kendall, along with the LAFD dispatcher and first responders, were honored by the Los Angeles Fire Department.
We urge all of you to become certified in CPR and basic first aid.
Please share this brave young lady's story with your friends.