A five-year-old girl managed to call her father to raise the alarm when her 35-year-old mother suffered a stroke while they were home alone.
Priya Galvin was at home with her mother Mary when she collapsed on the floor.
Quick thinking Priya face-timed her father Damien who was on the way to work.
Speaking to The Neil Prendeville Show on Cork’s RedFM, Damien said he wouldn’t usually answer but for some strange reason, he did.
“She was crying and just said that mammy was drinking her tea and she was on the floor and can’t get up.”
Damien asked Pryia to turn the camera around so he could see her.
“I showed her how to use Facetime a couple of months ago so she could ring her cousin and shur, she would be ringing her nana and grandad as well.”
Priya turned the camera around and Damien could see his partner was on the floor and she couldn’t get up.
“I hung up the video call and rang her sister straight away. Her sister sent her husband up straight away and Mary’s parents live next door.
“They came up and they tried to get in through the back door, her dad was ready to break the latch but Priya was able to open the latch and let them in.”
Damien said an ambulance was called and Mary was brought straight into Cork University Hospital.
“She was seen within seconds of getting in there and given a scan and she was told she was after having a stroke.
“The surgeon said with a stroke, time is precious and my little daughter is an absolute hero.”
Damien said Mary was making a good recovery and he hoped she would be home by the weekend.
“She is walking, talking, moving her hands, walking downstairs with me and her family, hopefully, she will be home by the weekend.
Damien said that Mary can recollect Priya calling Damien but couldn’t get up.
“The left side of her brain had completely shut down so she couldn’t physically move.
“I just wanted to make everyone aware, I know we always give out about our kids being on devices all the time, but she saved her mother’s life.
“She can use her tablet as much as she wants now.”