(WNYT) 7-year-old Tyler Wade, of Lee, Massachusetts called 9-1-1 after his grandmother slipped on the ice and couldn't get up.
A cool, calm, and collected young boy turned his family emergency into a tale of heroism last Tuesday.
A medical emergency alone would have been more than enough for anyone to deal with, but after his great grandmother slipped on the ice and couldn't get up, Tyler Wade had a lot to do in a short, critical, and confusing period of time.
But Tyler came through.
He also happens to be 7-years-old.
"I remember when my grandma fell down on a pile of ice," Tyler says.
"His first words were, "Are you OK gram?" Tyler's grandmother Ruth Heath recalled. "I said, "Yes, but I think I broke my arm." He said, "Can I call 9-1-1?" I said, "Yes you may, please!"
Not only did Tyler rush inside to dial 9-1-1, he also managed to get his younger brother onto the school bus, and then, mindful that help was on the way, he grabbed a bucket of rock salt and finished the job his great grandmother began.
"I was sanding," he proudly proclaimed. "(I did it) so that nobody fell like my grandma."
Ruth Heath suffered a broken arm, but she also realizes how fortunate she is that's all she suffered.
"Without the boys there, I might have been there a long time because the snow bank blocks the view from the road where I was down," Heath said.
"I was very proud and very sad because grandma had hurt herself," Lora Wade, Tyler's mother said. "I don't know how he's really going to act in those type of situations because he's never been in a situation like that."
It turns out Tyler remembered the 9-1-1 lesson from when a police officer visited his school.
He'll also never forget what his great grandmother said to him when he visited her in the hospital, presenting her with a pink rose.
"She said I'm her hero," Tyler proclaimed.
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