Illinois 6-year-old saves mom by calling 911, gets award - Tri-State News, Weather & Sports

Illinois 6-year-old saves mom by calling 911, gets award

WAYNE CO., IL (WFIE) -

A 6-year-old Illinois boy was awarded for saving his mom who was having an asthma attack.

The White County Sheriff's Office and Illinois FOP presented Landon Garrison a Certificate of Commendation after he called 911 when he saw his mom was having an asthma attack, wasn't breathing, and fading fast.

Landon's mom, Jenny, blacked out and woke up with paramedics around her.

" I saw that she was coughing and she was gasping for air," says Landon. " My mom taught me to call 911 and I do have a cell phone."

"He stayed with me the whole time and he let the first responders in. Told them what was going on. He saved my life," says Landon's mom, Jenny Deaton.

The award was for his outstanding work in calling 911 that resulted in lifesaving efforts for his mom.

Copyright 2014 WFIE. All rights reserved.

  • LOCALMore>>

  • Mourners pay their respects to Bishop McRaith at Vigil

    Mourners pay their respects to Bishop McRaith at Vigil

    Thursday, March 23 2017 10:37 PM EDT2017-03-24 02:37:44 GMT

    More than 150 mourners came in silence, many with prayers and Bishop John McRaith on their mind. Mary Drury knew Bishop John for more than three decades.

    More >>

    More than 150 mourners came in silence, many with prayers and Bishop John McRaith on their mind. Mary Drury knew Bishop John for more than three decades.

    More >>
  • Candlelight vigil planned for teen killed in ATV crash

    Candlelight vigil planned for teen killed in ATV crash

    Thursday, March 23 2017 10:00 PM EDT2017-03-24 02:00:19 GMT
    (WFIE)(WFIE)

    A candlelight vigil is planned for the teen killed in an ATV crash. DNR officers say 14-year-old Caleb Poehlein went to pass a friend on another ATV, lost control, and crashed.

    More >>

    A candlelight vigil is planned for the teen killed in an ATV crash. DNR officers say 14-year-old Caleb Poehlein went to pass a friend on another ATV, lost control, and crashed.

    More >>
  • Multi-million dollar expansion project at Daviess Co. library could take longer than expected

    Multi-million dollar expansion project at Daviess Co. library could take longer than expected

    Thursday, March 23 2017 9:56 PM EDT2017-03-24 01:56:34 GMT
    (WFIE)(WFIE)
     A multi-million dollar expansion project at the Daviess County Library could take longer to complete. That's because the library board recently voted to break the project into two phases.  We're told by board president Polly Reynolds that President Trump's proposed federal budget and higher than expected costs were the main reasons behind the decision.   The first phase of the project will renovate children and teen areas. Followed by the second phase which would cr...More >>
     A multi-million dollar expansion project at the Daviess County Library could take longer to complete. That's because the library board recently voted to break the project into two phases.  We're told by board president Polly Reynolds that President Trump's proposed federal budget and higher than expected costs were the main reasons behind the decision.   The first phase of the project will renovate children and teen areas. Followed by the second phase which would cr...More >>
Powered by Frankly