Doncaster schoolboy Kieran, seven saves mum

Rebecca Carroll, of Balby, was saved by her son Kieran (l), seven, after she fell into a diabetic coma, and Kieran also looked after his brother Layton, two. Picture: Andrew Roe

Rebecca Carroll, of Balby, was saved by her son Kieran (l), seven, after she fell into a diabetic coma, and Kieran also looked after his brother Layton, two. Picture: Andrew Roe

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A Doncaster schoolboy has been hailed a hero after he helped to save his mum’s life when she collapsed at home.

Diabetic Rebecca Carroll, aged 29, fell unconscious when her blood sugar fell too far below a safe level.

But her brave son Kieran, seven, calmed his two-year-old brother Layton and alerted neighbours and relatives to the emergency.

An ambulance was called and paramedics rushed to the scene to give Mrs Carroll a potentially lifesaving glucose injection to revive her.

The proud mum and emergency services have praised quick-thinking Kieran for coming to the rescue.

Mrs Carroll, of Berrington Close, Balby, said: “I am so proud of him, he is my hero. I basically fainted and that could have led to a coma so I think he saved my life.

“He kept so calm for a boy so young it was unbelievable. If it was not for Kieran I may not be here.”

Mrs Carroll had only just returned home after four days in hospital with a viral infection when the drama unfolded.

When she noticed her blood-sugar levels were low, she got chocolate and a drink, but collapsed in the living room.

Her partner Mark Wood, a 34-year-old lorry driver, was at work, leaving Mrs Carroll at home with the two boys.

Kieran, a pupil at Copley School in Sprotbrough, told a neighbour to call an ambulance. He also rang his aunt, Lindsey Smith, to tell her what was happening.

Mrs Carroll said: “We told him we will give him a treat for all he has done.

“He will get a meal at his favourite restaurant and we will take him on a day trip wherever he wants.”

Ms Smith, 33, of Stapleton Road, Warmsworth, said: “He is a superstar. We always told him to get help if something happened and it showed he listened.”

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