Girl Helps Save Mom With 911 Call

Denco Area 911 District names kid heroes

By Sara Story
|  Monday, Jun 4, 2012  |  Updated 7:09 PM CDT
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Denton County is recognizing a 7-year-old girl who called 911 when her mother began having chest pains while driving.

Sara Story, Denton County Reporter

Denton County is recognizing a 7-year-old girl who called 911 when her mother began having chest pains while driving.

Denton County is recognizing a 7-year-old girl who helped save her mother's life.

Gracie Taylor, 7, is one of two children in the county to receive a 911 kid hero award.

"She [Gracie] is my hero, and she always will be," said her mother, Cindy Taylor.

Gracie was in the car with her mother, who has a heart condition, when she began having chest pain. Taylor pulled over before she passed out, and Gracie quickly called 911.

Gracie stayed calm and continued to talk to the dispatcher, giving out information so paramedics could help her mother.

"The first time I heard it [the 911 call], I started crying," Taylor said. "It just blew me away."

Gracie said the call also made her proud "because I had saved her life."

The kid hero awards ceremony will take place June 12 at the Denton County Commissioners Court meeting.

"Tristan McClary and Gracie Taylor both made excellent calls to 911," said Patty Cross, Denco Area 911 District administrator.

Cross said Tristan and Gracie's 911 calls were done just right.

"They listened carefully to the telecommunicator," she said. "They answered the questions the best they could.These two kids described where they were."

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