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6-Year-Old Dials 911

By: Jamie Curott
By: Jamie Curott

Over the weekend, Wanda Holsinger of Grassy Creek suffered a minor stroke right in front of her 6-year-old granddaughter Kimmie. Kimmie did something most 6-year-olds don't know how to do. She picked up the phone and called for help.

“I want the world to know that's my hero, and I'll never forget what she’s done for me," said Wanda Holisinger.

At barely six year's old, Kimmie Holsinger passed a very important test Saturday. She insisted on calling 911 for her sick grandma. “I told her my grandma's sick to death and her did need help," said Kimmie.

Wanda Holsinger admits her granddaughter's persistence and know-how was somewhat of a shock. “She says I'm calling 911 and I said, 'No, Kimmie. Don't do that'! She says, 'Yes you're sick.' So she calls 911 and says, 'My grandma's sick. Can y'all help me?'"

And within minutes the rescue squad responded and took Wanda to the hospital where she spent the remainder of her weekend.

“Are you proud of yourself?" asked Jamie Curott.

“Yep. Besides, if Heather or Papa was here, they would have done the same thing," said Kimmie. Some modest words for such a young girl who says anyone can do what she had to do.

“I owe my life to that girl... and I'm very, very proud of her,” said Wanda. So proud, that Wanda wants everyone to know about her little hero.

“Grandma tells them I am a hero," said Kimmie.

“Do you think you're a hero?” asked Curott.

“Yep, I am.”

Wanda plans to throw a party for Kimmie and present her granddaughter with a plaque, so Kimmie never forgets how much her simple phone call meant to her grandma.

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