Conor (7) hailed a hero for quick-thinking which saved his uncle’s life
Published 19/09/2016 | 14:02
A seven-year-old boy has been named a hero after recognising the signs that his uncle was slipping into a diabetic coma and alerting paramedics who rushed to the scene.
Conor Campbell Perrie (7) found his uncle Derek Perrie (39) in his bedroom and discovered he was unresponsive. After spending a few moments trying to wake him and shining a torch in his eyes, Conor alerted his dad Robert to the situation and urged him to call an ambulance.
Paramedics rushed to the Dublin home in Loughlinstown and said had Conor not come across his uncle when he did the situation could have had a grim outcome.
Conor’s dad Robert said that the second class student’s quick-thinking is the reason his uncle is alive today. The personal trainer suffers from Type 1 Diabetes and his blood sugar had dropped dangerously low, which is life-threatening.
“Conor went into my brother’s bedroom and found him. He wasn’t answering questions, and wouldn’t wake when he tried to rouse him. He shined a torch in his eyes and found that he was unresponsive. He ran into my room then and we called an ambulance.
“The paramedics made a big deal out of him and were calling him a little hero,” he said.
The little boy was recently awarded a Hidden Hearing Hero award for his good deed, which his dad said has been a huge boost for his confidence. However, nobody is more grateful for Conor’s heroic act than his uncle, with whom he is very close.
“Conor and Derek are mad about each other, they have great fun. It was great for him to get this award, he’s delighted. It’s been a real boost to his confidence and he’s been showing his certificate off in school,” said Robert.