‘He saved my life’

Sam and his grandma Jenny Callan  Picture: Paul Heaps PH04-113-5

Sam and his grandma Jenny Callan Picture: Paul Heaps PH04-113-5

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DOCTORS have told a 11-year-old that his quick-thinking actions saved his grandma’s life after she collapsed on her kitchen floor.

Sam Bryce was with his family in Tatton Park on New Year’s Eve when they received a couple of calls from his grandma Jenny Callan who complained of feeling unwell.

The youngster, from Woodlands Drive, decided to ride ahead of the group on his bike to her house in Cranford Avenue but when he got there he found Jenny, 68, slumped on the floor in the kitchen.

The quick-thinking Knutsford Academy pupil gave her first aid and rang the ambulance who took Jenny to Wythenshawe Hospital where she underwent emergency surgery. Doctors have said that if it wasn’t for Sam’s actions, she would not have survived.

Jenny said: “I’m so lucky that he was there. I was in the middle of baking pies when I collapsed. I’m still here and I’ve got Sam to thank.”

Sam said he knew all was not well when he heard his grandma’s dog barking.

He said: “I saw her on the floor, and was quite worried.

“I put the heart spray she uses in her mouth and a pillow under her head, but she was not talking. My mum and dad have said they are very proud of me.”

Sam’s mum Lisa said: “He called the ambulance and mum was taken to hospital where we were told she had a massive heart attack.

“She had surgery straight away and doctors said that the care that Sam had provided had saved her life.

“Sam is always going round to my mum’s when I’ve been working as a midwife and has seen her with her spray she used for her angina. He knew that he wouldn’t do her any harm.”

Jenny has now been discharged from hospital and is making a full recovery at her home.


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