Girl, 5, credited with saving mom's life

Girl, 5, credited with saving mom's life

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RONKONKOMA, N.Y. (AP) - A 5-year-old Long Island girl is credited with saving her mother's life.

Authorities say Jillian Given was "calm and collected" when she dialed 911 and told a dispatcher her mother was diabetic and had passed out.

Jillian told the dispatcher she was 5 years old and had tried to call her father but didn't get him.

The incident occurred on Sept. 16.

She said her mother, Elisabeth Given, was breathing but not awake.

Nesconset fire department assistant chief John Martins tells Newsday he's never seen a 5 year old "as well-versed and as calm as she was."

Given is a registered nurse and diabetes educator. She says she had coached Jillian on emergencies.

The family on Wednesday thanked officials who responded to Jillian's call.

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