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5-year-old called a hero for saving grandmother's life

Posted at 11:56 PM, Feb 24, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-25 02:56:27-05

A woman is calling her 5-year-old grandson a hero after he saved her life with a phone call.

Sala Young was alone in her North Las Vegas house except for her two grandsons, Braden, 1, and Jordan, 5.

Young is a diabetic, and she didn't know that her blood sugar was low.

"I was doing my laundry and then that's the last thing I remember," Young said

She went into seizure.

Jordan says he saw her being unresponsive and he immediately ran to the kitchen to call 911.

He says he learned about 911 in school and his parents had told him about it so he would know what to do in this scary situation.

"I said [on the phone], 'My grandma's shaking. I need help,'" Jordan told 13 Action News.

Paramedics came quickly enough to save Sala Young's life.

"I'm so lucky," she said. "I say, 'You're my hero.' He really saved me."

The North Las Vegas Fire Department honored Jordan for what he did. He received a sticker of a police badge he proudly put on his bedroom door and a fire hat.