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6-Year-Old Girl Does The Incredible After Dad’s Accident In The Backyard

Young Girl Saves Her Father

Normally, it’s parents who are responsible for the safety and well-being of their children. When they’re toddlers, parents will cut up their food into tiny pieces so their child doesn’t choke, and when they’re old enough learn to drive, parents will hold back their keys until they know their kid will be safe behind the wheel.

Sons and daughters usually don’t have to return these “favors” until they’re grown up and their parents need some help themselves, but every so often, children like this little girl, named Maisie, will go above and beyond for Mom or Dad…

Party of Five

Andy and Hannah Donoghue live in Wallasey, a suburb of Liverpool, in the United Kingdom, with their three children. Their oldest is 10-year-old Aaron, who loves football. Their youngest is a three-year-old girl, Isla. And in the middle, there’s six-year-old Maisie, who is a natural helper around the house.

Dedicated Dad

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At just 32 years old, Andy was a pretty young dad, with 10 years of fatherhood under his belt. Andy tried his best to keep up with his three young kids but he had no idea how quickly that could change…

Sunday Afternoon

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One of Andy’s favorite activities at their home in Wallasey is spending the weekends working on his garden with little Maisie. Yet nothing could have prepared Andy for what would happen during his last gardening session on June 25th, 2017.

Something’s Wrong

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Andy was home alone with his daughter, Maisie, on that Sunday afternoon while his wife was out around town. Nothing was out of the ordinary that day, until Andy was gardening and turned to Maisie to tell her he wasn’t feeling well…

Perfectly Healthy

Up until that moment, Andy had a clean bill of health, so at first he thought it was something that would pass. However, after a few moments, it was clear that something was very wrong with the healthy, active 32-year-old father of three.

Feeling Funny

His wife, Hannah, later told the Liverpool ECHO “He started to feel funny, so he came inside and he couldn’t move one of his arms.” Andy started to show signs of illness so serious, that even little Maisie could tell he was in trouble…

His wife, Hannah, later told the Liverpool ECHO “He started to feel funny, so he came inside and he couldn’t move one of his arms.” Andy started to show signs of illness so serious, that even little Maisie could tell he was in trouble…

What’s Wrong?

 

Her dad’s face was drooping on one side and he couldn’t lift one of his arms. She had never seen him like this and was terrified but fear didn’t stop Maisie from springing into action.

What’s Wrong?

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Her dad’s face was drooping on one side and he couldn’t lift one of his arms. She had never seen him like this and was terrified but fear didn’t stop Maisie from springing into action.

With her mom and big brother out of the house, Maisie knew it was up to her to help her dad. And while most six-year-olds would be petrified with fear, she was brave enough to pick up her dad’s phone and call for help…

Act Fast

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“He managed to unlock the phone with the hand that he could use and he gave it to Maisie who called her nan who lives two minutes away and told her about her dad not being well,” Hannah told Liverpool ECHO.

Act Fast

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“He managed to unlock the phone with the hand that he could use and he gave it to Maisie who called her nan who lives two minutes away and told her about her dad not being well,” Hannah told Liverpool ECHO.

Although the tiny kindergartner didn’t know how to call for police or an ambulance, she was so quick-thinking that in the heat of the moment, she remembered her grandmother was nearby and could help. Thankfully, her nan saw the call come in and immediately picked up…

Help Is Near

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Maisie’s swift actions got her dad to the hospital within the hour. When Andy’s mother got the call from her granddaughter, she called an ambulance and he was on his way to hospital in less than 30 minutes.

Call The Doctor

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“Because he was seen to within the hour it gives him a much better chance at recovery. He’s able to move his arm, and his reflexes are OK because he raised his arm when he sneezed,” Hannah said. But what could have caused such a bizarre episode?

“Because he was seen to within the hour it gives him a much better chance at recovery. He’s able to move his arm, and his reflexes are OK because he raised his arm when he sneezed,” Hannah said. But what could have caused such a bizarre episode?

What Is It?

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When Andy was seen by experts at the hospital, the staff were baffled by his condition. Everything the father had experienced pointed to one thing: Andy suffered a stroke while gardening with his daughter.

Doctors were shocked that the healthy 32-year-old father would suffer such a health crisis: something they usually only see with patients into their 70s. Yet they were adamant that Maisie’s quick-thinking helped save her father and lessened the effects…

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