Girl, 7, saves mum's life after performing CPR she learned on YouTube: 'She's my hero'

Jessica has been hailed a hero for administering emergency CPR to her mum after learning it on YouTube [Photo: SWNS]
Jessica has been hailed a hero for administering emergency CPR to her mum after learning it on YouTube [Photo: SWNS]

A seven-year-old girl has been hailed a hero after she administered emergency CPR on her mum, which she learned by watching videos on YouTube.

Jessica Kinder was watching a Christmas film when she saw her 32-year-old mum Becky Green collapse to the ground after having a seizure.

Thinking fast, she grabbed a nearby glass of water and threw it in her mum’s face to “try and wake her up” before straddling her and performing CPR.

She then took hold of her mum’s phone and attempted to unlock it before realising she could ring 999 without entering a password or fingerprint.

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Becky, an admin worker for the NHS, woke up being treated by paramedics who told her how incredible her daughter’s actions had been.

“I'm so proud of her - I can't believe how heroically she acted,” she said.

“It must have been so stressful for her to see that but she stepped up and tried to save me.

“For a seven-year-old to do that is incredible - she's my hero.”

Becky’s seizure happened after the mum had dropped her ten-year-old son, Grant, at school and returned home with Jessica, who was off sick.

“I put a Christmas film on to make Jessica feel better and the last thing I remember is putting a cup of tea down for her, then I passed out,” Becky said.

“When I woke up the paramedics were here and my little girl was hysterical.”

After being rushed to hospital Becky underwent a number of tests before discovering a week later that she has epilepsy.

Paramedics described Jessica's quick-thinking actions as 'incredible' [Photo: SWNS]
Paramedics described Jessica's quick-thinking actions as 'incredible' [Photo: SWNS]

At the time she had the seizure the mum’s condition was undiagnosed, making Jessica’s action’s all the more amazing.

When asked how she knew what to do, Jessica explained she had seen someone perform the life-saving moves on YouTube.

“She likes watching videos and I know that she takes things in quite well but I had no idea she had watched a video about CPR,” Becky explains.

“If she hadn't known what to do and acted so quickly who knows what might have happened?”

Becky says doctors think her epilepsy might be linked to an incident 12 years ago when she fell and hit her head, even though nothing like this has happened since then.

She will find out the full extent of her condition in the coming months.

Since returning to school Jessica has been given a bravery award and Becky says her daughter now has her sights set on helping others in the future by becoming a doctor or a nurse.

READ MORE: Everything you need to know about epilepsy

What to do if someone has a seizure

The NHS says should call an ambulance if you know it's their first seizure or it's lasting longer than 5 minutes.

Their website has some advice for those who are with someone who has a seizure:

  • only move them if they're in danger – such as near a busy road or hot cooker

  • cushion their head if they're on the ground

  • loosen any tight clothing around their neck – such as a collar or tie to – aid breathing

  • when their convulsions stop, turn them so they're lying on their side – read more about the recovery position

  • stay with them and talk to them calmly until they recover

  • note the time the seizure starts and finishes