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Brave Boston school boy helps to save mother’s life

A Boston school boy has been commended for his bravery and presented with an award after his quick thinking helped save his mother.

Jack Abbott, aged 8, was at home with his mum Nicola when she suddenly fell and lost consciousness.

He reacted quickly and got in contact his granddad, Andrew Pafomow, for help.

Andrew, a Clinical Operations Manager for East Midlands Ambulance Service, arranged for the ambulance to take Nicola to the hospital.

The Hawthorn Primary School pupil remained calm as he explained what had happened to his mum to Paramedic Leah Williams and Technician Glenn Turner in November 2017.

Jack Abbott holding his Laverick Award. Photo: East Midlands Ambulance Service.

Mum Nicola said: “I am so extremely proud of Jack, from a young age I have spoken to him about calling 999 if somebody ever needed help, for him to do that for me is amazing, he’s a very special little boy.

“To see Jack receive an award and recognition for his actions is amazing. It is important for all children to learn what to do in an emergency and today his class mates have had that opportunity.”

Leah added: “Jack did especially well as he normally struggles with his speech, however, he made the call and then helped us whilst we were on scene, he was able to tell us how his mother had hurt herself.”

The Laverick award is designed to recognise children and young adults of courage, who have gone above and beyond to help another.

Jack was presented with his award at a school assembly and his classmates also had the opportunity to learn how to call 999, see inside an ambulance and Fast Response Vehicle (FRV) and ask staff questions.