Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Two-year-old dials phone for the first time to save unconscious mom's life

Two-year-old Lia Vega is not just cute, she's a full-fledged heroine! See below for video.

The "terrible twos" are not so terrible after all.

At two years old, Lia Vega is already saving lives. The fact that the toddler had never used a phone didn't prevent her from knowing what to do when her mom collapsed on the floor of their Texas home on Thursday. 

When Larissa Taylor hit the ground during a seizure, little Lia didn’t scream or cry, but grabbed the nearest cell phone and figured out how to call her grandmother, Bobbie Gonzalez, in Houston, ABCnews.com reports.

"Mom won't wake up," Lia told her grandmother after hitting the call button twice, connecting to the last number contacted. Then she put the phone up to her mother's face.

But all Bobbie could hear were "gurgling" sounds, so Bobbie dialed 911 and she rushed to the scene just in time.  

Lia's mother later found out that the seizure was due to hypoglycemia and diabetes, two conditions she didn’t even know she had. The doctors said that if another 10 minutes had passed, Taylor might have died.

The grateful mother didn't know how her baby managed to know what to do.

"I never taught her to use the phone," Taylor said.

The incredible rescue may have also sparked aspirations in the tot.

"She's been wearing a towel around the house, calling herself a superhero," Taylor said. "She’s my little superhero."


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