“When I'm a Hero, I Get to Save People”

A four-year-old girl from San Diego is being hailed a hero.

Little LaChrista Gordon’s mother is probably the most grateful, but a lot of other people are also saying this little girl handled a scary situation better than most adults.

The toddler realized her mother, who was lying on the couch, was having seizures and was not breathing on Monday. Without hesitating, she acted quickly, fearing her mother might be dead.

"I called 9-1-1," Lechrista said.

For her mother Lamese Lane, who suffers from a colon disorder, it's emotional to listen to the 911 recordings.

  • LaChrista: "I'm by myself with my sister."
  • Dispatcher: “How old are you?”
  • LaChrista: “Four.”
  • Dispatcher: "You're mommy, where's she at."
  • LaChrista: "She's on the floor in the kitchen."
  • Dispatcher: "Can you say mommy, mommy? Is she moving at all?"
  • LaChrista: "No."
  • Dispatcher: "No, Nothing."
  • LaChrista: "No. I keep saying mommy, mommy, mommy, but her didn't move an inch."

The medics who arrived at the home say they've never seen anything like her.

"When I asked her if mom took any medicine she said yes it's in a brown purse and it's over here," EMT Francine Alvarez said.  "She was more calm than most adults are."

Despite not knowing her address, Lechrista was still able to help the dispatcher locate her home.  One of the paramedics said it's a great example of why parents should teach kids early on how to dial 9-1-1.

"I got a little hero," Lane said.  "She knew what to do. I'm so proud of my baby."

LaChrista is now a junior firefighter, but for this four-year-old, this may be just the beginning.

"I want to be a doctor," she said.  "When I'm a hero, I get to save people."

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