Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Alberta Boy, 6, Honoured for Quick Action after Diabetic Mother Collapses

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Alberta Boy, 6, Honoured for Quick Action after Diabetic Mother Collapses

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Boy, 6, honoured for helping diabetic mother

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EDMONTON - A six-year-old boy has been commended for his quick response when his diabetic mother collapsed in their Edmonton home earlier this year.

Ronan Male squirted a juice box into his mom's mouth after she woke with low blood sugar and fell out of bed on May 10.

The two were alone because Ronan's father was out of town at the time.

Denise McCormack managed to dial 911, but Ronan provided the necessary information to the operator and stayed on the line until an ambulance arrived.

He then told paramedics what they needed to know about what had happened.

Alberta Health's Emergency Medical Services presented Ronan with an award during an assembly at St. Angela Catholic School, where he is in Grade 1.

"This young man's actions demonstrate what a child is capable of, even in an emergency," public education officer Alex Campbell said Monday.

"We are thankful this story had a positive outcome and I am proud of Ronan, as I am sure his parents are. …

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