4 Year Old Saves T1D Dad After Collapse at Home

The East Midlands Ambulance Service has praised the actions of a 4 year old girl from Derbyshire, after she helped to save the life of her dad.

Little Peri-Eloise spotted her collapsed dad in the kitchen. Dad, Robert Simpkins, had fallen unconscious from hypoglycemia. Peri-Eloise sprung into action to try to help her father by putting plasters on him. When that didn’t bring her daddy around, she quickly ran to her grandparents house to raise the alarm.

Robert said: “I thought I’d be alright in a minute. Everyone gets lightheaded sometimes. The next thing I knew, I was lying on the kitchen floor. Perry came in and put a pillow under my head and looked after me.”

Peri-Eloise said: “I got the pillow for him while he was asleep and I got the plasters to put on his knee and make him better.”

Despite her best efforts, dad Robert didn’t wake up but Peri-Eloise didn’t stop there.

“I went straight to Nanna’s with no shoes on!” explained the plucky youngster.

“100% she’s saved Rob’s life” said Sarah-Jayne, Roberts wife. “If she wasn’t here or he was down there for any longer then it would have been different.”

Robert explained that he was on the kitchen floor for approximately 45 minutes before Peri ran to her grandparent’s house. “If that would’ve been as long as 2 or 3 hours then my bloods would have fallen off the chart and I might have gone into a coma.”

East Midlands Ambulance Service commended Peri and noted: “She made sure that help got there as soon as possible.”

Peri-Eloise was been rewarded with a new scooter for her bravery.

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