Anyone can be a hero—usually, it’s just a matter of being in the right place at the right time.
Caleigh Concannon may only be 4 years old, but she’s being hailed as a community hero after saving a man’s life.
Caleigh and her mother had been volunteering at Golden Opportunities for Independence, a farm in Walpole, Massachusetts that trains service dogs for people with disabilities.
“She had asked to use the bathroom,” Caleigh’s mom told CBS Boston. “She knew where it was, so she ran in.”
However, inside the bathroom, Caleigh was greeted with an unexpected sight. Immediately, she went to get help.
“And then I ran back to my mom,” Caleigh says, “and then I’m like, ‘There’s someone sleeping on the floor.’”
The man happened to be Michael Flynn, the director of operations at the farm, and he wasn’t sleeping—he was having an epileptic seizure. Thankfully, Caleigh was there, and her mother was able to call 911 and get help just in time.
“He was sick,” Caleigh says.
Caleigh’s dad also happens to be diabetic, so Caleigh knew just what to do when she saw Flynn lying on the floor. Fainting is a possible symptom in diabetic people, so Caleigh’s parents had talked to her about what to do if her dad ever passed out.
Caleigh was presented with a Community Hero Award and free movie tickets from the Walpole Police Department for her part in helping Flynn.
“I am so proud of her,” Flynn said. “I am just in awe at the responsibility and the seriousness and her perception in handling the situation.”
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