Four-year-old boy and 999 dispatcher hailed 
as woman’s lifesavers

A BOY aged four has been praised for calling the emergency services when his mother had an epileptic seizure.

Brealyn Adams made the 999 call when his mother Kathryn suffered the seizure at their home in Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicestershire, in May. During the call, the youngster asked for an ambulance before answering the call handler’s questions and following her instructions.

When asked what his mother was doing, Brealyn answered: “She’s lying on the floor. She’s in pain”.

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The youngster told call handler Jennie Kirkland that his mother could not talk and was not awake and then gave his name and address. He then followed her instructions on how to check whether his mother was breathing.

Brealyn has now been rewarded for his brave actions by the East Midlands Ambulance Service. He was presented with a certificate and toy ambulance and teddy bear at their headquarters and also met Ms Kirkland.

After meeting Ms Kirkland, Brealyn said: “I am really happy to have met Jennie because she helped save my mummy’s life.”

Ms Adams also praised Ms Kirkland and her son.

She said: “At the end of the day, she is a lifesaver. Without her – and, of course, Brealyn, who has been amazing – I may not even have been here talking to you now.

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“The ambulance crew who looked after me were fantastic too, and I’d like to thank them. But I do think it’s really important people realise there is a part of the chain before that –the people who take the calls and dispatch the ambulances.”

Ms Kirkland, from Nottingham, added: “I am so happy that I got to meet Brealyn – he is really lovely and his family are, too. I’m so glad his mum is well again.”