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Young boy with autism calls 999 after mum has a seizure

A brave young boy, with autism, is being hailed a hero after calling emergency services after his mum experienced a seizure at home, reports News Shopper.

Sasha Amanze from Sydenham, who has been living with epilepsy since she was 19, was at home with her four-year-old son, De’Khari when she suddenly collapsed to the floor and experienced a seizure. Her son De’Khari bravely took her phone and scrolled through her contacts until he found the picture of the police car and rang 999.

Sasha has shown her son how to use her phone during an emergency after she experienced a seizure whilst out shopping with him back in March. Ever since then, he has known how to work her phone.

Speaking with News Shopper, Sasha said:

All he had to do was scroll through my contacts and find the picture of a police car. He did that when it mattered and I'm so proud of him.

He saved my life and he's my hero - if he wasn't there with me when I had the attack then I could've died.

Sasha, who reckons she was unconscious for 20 minutes, was taken to University Hospital Lewisham whilst her eldest took care of De’Khari.

Since being discharged from hospital, Sasha explains:

Police had to kick down the front door to get in the house so it must've been scary for him. But they said he wasn't screaming and he just stayed back while they attended to me.

Young Epilepsy would like to say a huge well done to De’Khari for being so brave during a very frightening experience.

If your child has shown maturity beyond his years like De’Khari, make sure you sign-up to our Champions Awards, to be notified when nominations re-open in early 2017.

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