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Tamonyi Dixon Awarded for Call That Saved Great-Grandmother

Tamonyi Dixon, 6, was recognized for saving her great-grandmother. (Video via CBS Sacramento)

By    |   Tuesday, 25 September 2018 10:17 AM

Tamonyi Dixon, 6, was presented with a statewide award in California this week for saving her diabetic great-grandmother after she lost consciousness and collapsed in their home, Sacramento's CBS Sacramento noted.

Dorothy Phillips, 71, and Tamonyi live together and they share a close bond.

Tamonyi has seen the effects of diabetes on her great-grandmother, who has collapsed on several occasions, and has learned how to act in such emergencies.

The Mayo Clinic noted that people with diabetes experiencing low blood sugar can suffer seizures and loss of consciousness.

In a previous incident, Phillips lost consciousness but Tamonyi was unable to find her phone to call for help, so she rushed outside to flag down a passing car, CBS Sacramento reported.

Last October, Phillips again collapsed but this time quick-thinking Tamonyi knew exactly what to do.

She grabbed the phone and immediately called her church pastor, who got 911 dispatch on the line.

Despite her young age, Tamonyi was able to provide all the information needed for dispatch to send help.

"I go to a Catholic school. That school teaches me so much," Tamonyi said, according to CBS Sacramento. "If grandma would have passed out and I wasn't in that school, I wouldn't have known."

In recognition of her bravery, Tamonyi was awarded with a 911 Local Heroes Medal of Honor, which is bestowed upon "an individual who distinguishes himself/herself by courageously calling 9-1-1 to help save a life or property, or to report a crime," the California Highway Patrol noted in a post to Facebook.

The 6-year-old was praised for her compassion, heroism and quick thinking, which all helped save her grandmother's life.

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Tamonyi Dixon, a 6-year-old California girl, was recognized with a statewide award this week for saving her diabetic great-grandmother who lost consciousness and collapsed in their home.
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