4-year-old Isla Glaser did the first thing that came into her mind when she saw her mother lying unresponsive on the kitchen floor. She immediately called 9-1-1. Isla, her 2-year-old sister, and 1-year-old twin brothers were in their home in Franklin Township, New Jersey when she witnessed something that happened that even the bravest of adults would have a reason to panic. Her mom had a medical episode and was unconscious on the floor.
Isla bravely did the first thing that came to her mind. She picked up the phone and called 9-1-1. “My mommy fall down, and she can’t talk,” Isla said to the 911 dispatcher on December 6, 2019. She also mentioned that they were in the kitchen, and her mother’s eyes were closed. She was not sleeping and was unresponsive. As a 4-year-old girl, Isla was calmly answering the dispatcher’s questions, letting the dispatcher know where they lived. Isla also said that her father was at work.
When the emergency services finally arrived, Isla managed to unlock the front door and told the family dogs to back off when they entered the house. While the staff worked on Isla’s mother, Haley, the little girl managed to feed her younger siblings and kept them calm. Haley was then rushed to the hospital and was treated for bacterial infection, spending several days there while she recuperated.
Haley and her husband taught their children what they should do when an emergency situation strikes. As early as 4 years old, they were taught the most important life skill since their mom suffers from a medical condition. The lesson instilled in Isla was put into use as she sprang into action when an emergency happened.
“She easily could have been scared, and she was faced with a really potentially dangerous and scary situation, but she handled herself with complete and utter control and composure,” proud Haley told ABC News. The local police department was impressed by Isla’s heroic feat that they organized a small party in her honor. Calling 9-1-1 upon seeing her mother unconscious has saved Haley’s life.
“I know adults that cannot handle this type of an incident with that much bravery, poise, and distinction,” Lt. Phillip Rizzo of Franklin Township Police said. 4-year-old Isla was honored for her “brave and heroic efforts” and was made an honorary junior police officer.
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