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Five year old Honored as 911 Hero and Webb City Outstanding Citizen Award

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JOPLIN, MISSOURI -   Jasper County Emergency Services has given its 911 hero award to a five year old girl.  And Webb City police are applauding her efforts too.

Five year old Ellie Miller  races in the gym just like other pre-kindergarten  students at Thomas Jefferson Elementary  but to her family, paramedics and Webb City police Ellie is a  hero

The police gave her the Outstanding Citizen Award.

On May 12th, 2014  Ellie called 911 essentially  saving her mom's life.

 The 911 call was played today for her fellow school students and a large number of emergency responders proud of how Ellie handled the situation.

Ellie told operators, "actually I wanna  get help for my mom, she's actually diabetic so.. "

Her mom, Jill Simpson Miller was proud of Ellie for , “keeping her composure, keeping it altogether. It truly was an amazing thing to see as a parents.”

Dad, Reed Miller says, “Everybody needs to teach their kids how to do  it and know the information to get their parents or whomever ,  whoever that might be,  the help they need.  I could not be more proud of her if she got a gold medal in the Olympics.”

Jill and her mom listened to the complete 911 call.

Telecommunicator Jim Langley asked Ellie, “Is your mom a diabetic?”  Ellie answered calmly, “Yes.”

Langley says, “She stayed cool under the whole thing. She answered questions the way you would expect and hope that  an adult would answer questions.”

Her family says Ellie downplays what  she did.

But it was a dramatic call that lasted at least eight  minutes.

Langley talking with Ellie repeated, “She's crying and crawling around the house?” Ellie corrected him, “No she's crawling,”  Langley confirmed, “She’s  crawling around the house.” Then Ellie told him, “ Usually my dad helps her, um, there’s a shot she needs but I don’t know where it is.”

That shot was Glucogon kept in a refrigerator near Jill’s bedroom.

April Tarrant the executive director of Jasper County Emergency Services says “we knew exactly what was going on based on what Ellie told us.”

 The Millers got a landline pland linee that's cordless, just a few weeks before the incident after a previous episode. Then they taught Ellie how to use it and what to say.

Jill says, “What Reed told her is, if mommy ever doesn't answer you, if she stops talking, and won’t respond to you, you need to call 911.”

911 call: “Mommy they’re here, they’re here.”

The call brings tears to Ellie’s grandmas  eyes.

Mary Jane Simpson says, “First of all, Jill, just so thankful cause its so scary what could have happened and what did happen in the end. The  outcome was so  good. And also for Ellie just that,  my little five  year old granddaughter I’m so proud of her. And I feel so sorry for her that she had to deal  with such a scary situation. That she had to turn into a little adult real quick.”

 Ellie is ready to simply be one of the kids again.

After her big press conference and awards ceremony, she dramatically said, “I’ve never been so glad to go back to class.”

 Jill  says Ellie now regularly asks her mom about her blood sugar levels.

  And dad says it's a wakeup call twake upch emergencies can and do happen.  Jill doesn’t remember any part of the episode during which she was screaming, crying and crawling to get to her injection.   But she’s glad Ellie remembered what to do in such an emergency. 
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