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Two Year old Girl Uses Phone To Save Mother's Life

HOUSTON, Texas ~ (KHOU-TV) ~ A 2-year-old Houston girl is being credited for using a cell phone to call for help when her mother collapsed.

On Thursday, October 20th, Larissa Taylor lost consciousness and fell next to her 8-month-old daughter's bed and was lying in a manner that cut off her breathing. Taylor's 2-year-old daughter, Lia Vega Taylor, picked up a nearby cell phone and pressed the call button twice to redial the most-recently called number. That number turned out to be her grandmother, Bobbie Gonzalez. Lia told her grandmother her mom wouldn't wake up and Gonzalez rushed to their home to help her daughter. Lia recalled telling her grandmother on the phone, "Mommy fall down to the floor of sissy's bed."

Taylor was taken to a local hospital, where doctors informed her that she had several seizures because she was hypoglycemic and diabetic; her low blood-sugar level triggered the seizures. The family said doctors told them Taylor would have died had she stayed in that position on the floor for ten more minutes.

"I don't know how my daughter knew to call my mom or anything. I never taught her how to use the phone and she saved my life that day," Taylor said. Gonzalez also added, "her mom will call and let her talk to me a lot, but using the phone and calling me on her own, I was very surprised." As a small token to thank her daughter for saving her life, Taylor said she's letting Lia get away with a few things she usually wouldn't have allowed. "I call her my superhero because she saved me, she saved my life that day," Taylor said.

Photo credit: KHOU-TV

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