Everyone knows that Girl Scouts are always prepared, and 7-year-old Bryanna Enerson of Morris, Illinois is no exception. When her mother, Angel Enerson, had a medical emergency this summer, the Girl Scout Brownie quickly jumped into action.
“I have AFIb [atrial fibrillation, or an irregular heartbeat] and that day, my heart was beating funny,” Angel explained. “I came out of the bathroom and my oldest son asked if I was okay and then I blacked out. Bryanna called 911 and did all the talking.”
Bryanna and her older brother, Austin, learned about 911 in school and Bryanna also learned about first aid in her Girl Scout troop, according to Angel.
During the 911 call, Bryanna can be heard giving the dispatcher her home address, telling her what type of medication her mom uses and staying calm until the paramedics arrived.
“Bryanna doesn’t act like a 7-year-old, she acts a lot older,” Angel said. “She’s just an awesome kid. We’re really proud of her.”
This summer, Bryanna received a Junior Super Hero award from Morris Police Chief Brent Dite for her bravery and , who honored her during a city council meeting.
“Learning about 911 and first aid is important because you never know what’s going to happen,” explained Angel, who is also the co-leader for her daughter’s Girl Scout troop. “Yes, they’re children, but you never know if they’re going to be the ones who have to call. It’s scary to think about, but we want these kids to be prepared.”
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