Rebekah Simpson is being hailed as a hero for dialing 911 after her mother collapsed in the family's backyard. She managed to stay on the line and provide sufficient information to get medical help for her mom.
Olena Simpson suffers from epilepsy. Yesterday morning she was at home when she suffered a seizure and collapsed. She was the only adult home and Rebekah was there with her two brothers, aged three and one.
The 5-year-old wasted no time dialing 911. She told the 911 operator, Chelsea Chang, "My mommy fell down in the backyard and she wouldn't get up." After Chang asked Rebekah if she tried to wake her mother up, the little girl said, "Yeah, but she wouldn't wake up...you think you can come here?"
Chang replied, "We're coming and we're going to be coming fast." Rebekah managed to stay on the line long enough and provide sufficient information for emergency personnel to quickly arrive at the home. Olena, who suffered some scrapes when she fell, was revived and is expected to be just fine.