On August 16, 8-year-old Gelila Aedmasu noticed that her mom wasn’t looking so good. When her mother fell unconscious, due to low blood pressure, she didn’t panic. Instead, Gelila called 911 and walked through the steps with the operator. And that’s not all. Little Gelila has three other siblings (aged 1, 4 and 5) and while she waited for for help to arrive, she also kept them calm. Now that’s what we call a great big sister.
Earlier this week, her elementary school held an assembly to honour her bravery. Police from 41 Division presented Gelila with a certificate for being courageous “in the face of fear.” According to the Toronto Star, police Supt. John Tanouye said that “if it wasn’t for her quick actions, the situation could have resulted in tragic circumstances.”
We’re glad to see that her mother is doing fine and that Gelila got the recognition she deserved.