Girl Scout Daisy Olyviah Pinney was awarded the Medal of Honor Lifesaving Award from the Girl Scouts of the USA for her act of bravery and heroism in saving the life of her mother, Brandy Pinney.
Olyviah earned the award by assisting her mother during a seizure in their vehicle while parked at their apartment building. After recognizing a medical emergency was happening, Olyviah immediately locked the car doors and used her mother’s cell phone to call her father, Matthew, to ask for their address so she could call 911. Matthew was able to contact 911 while en route to the scene, and by providing his wife’s cell phone number, the 911 operator was able to contact Olyviah directly for additional critical information.
During the call, Olyviah gave clear instructions on their exact location. She was also able to describe her mother’s condition, confirmed she was breathing and attempted to find her pulse. Every action Olyviah took helped responders find them quickly and ready to assist based on the symptoms described.
“During our conversation, I discovered Olyviah was [at the time] only 6-years-old but handled this terrifying situation with the intelligence and poise most adults lack,” writes 911 operator Christian Gutierrez in his recommendation to award Olyviah the honor. “Olyviah’s ability to handle this life or death situation is nothing short of heroic and honorable.”
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