A BRAVE seven-year-old has been hailed a hero for saving her mum’s life after finding her lying in a pool of blood in their Northumberland home.
Helga Hansen had gone to lie down in the bedroom of their home in Pegswood, but she only made it as far as the door before she collapsed.
Her daughter Amber-Rose Hansen calmly rang for help and revived her mum with a glass of water, chatting to her until help arrived.
“I was just walking to the bedroom because I didn’t feel right and collapsed in the doorway,” said Helga.
“Amber was in her bedroom at the other side of the house and she must have heard me fall.
“She said she came through and asked me if I was all right and when I didn’t respond she climbed over me to get to the phone and called my parents in Morpeth.
“When I came round she was on the phone, she went and got me some water and helped me get up.
“Amber-Rose was just brilliant – she wasn’t like a seven-year-old, she was like a little nurse.”
Miss Hansen’s sister took her to Wansbeck Hospital where tests show that her blood pressure had dropped significantly to bring on her collapse, but it is not known why it happened.
She has appointments for further checks and may need treatment for a broken nose.
She said: “I really messed my face up quite badly.
“My nose is still swollen so that could be broken, I’ve given myself a big shiner and my face is all cuts and bruises.
“There was so much blood, I’ve had to replace the carpet.
“Amber didn’t cry or anything – in the hospital she told the nurses how she got a fright when she saw mummy on the floor, but she didn’t cry and knew she had to get help so rang her grandma.
“What’s really frightening is that had she not reacted as she did I don’t know what I would have done.
“I lost so much blood and when my sister came to help I was making no sense.
“There was no way at all that I could have got help, I couldn’t even stand up or talk sensibly.
“Thankfully Amber was just perfect – for a seven-year-old it’s amazing.”
Amber-Rose said: “I thought she was just asleep but she didn’t wake up and she had blood on her face and there was some on the carpet.
“I didn’t have to think about anything , I knew that she would want her mummy so I rang her.
“I knew the number and I said, ‘You have to come over and help me and mummy because she’s not well’.”
Amber, a pupil at Morpeth All Saints school, has now been given an address book so she can find more telephone numbers if she ever needs them.
Helga said: “I was petrified that she was going to be traumatised by what happened, but she’s been fine.
“She’s talking about it and telling everyone at school about it – the teachers have made a fuss about how good she has been as well.”