ETX 2nd grader awarded for bravery after saving grandmother's life

Monday, December 9, 2013 - 2:26pm

Virgina Sims, second grader at Trout Primary, was honored Monday, with an award for her bravery presented by the American Legion Auxiliary in Lufkin.

Virginia helped save her grandmother’s life in September by calling for help when her grandmother was having a stroke in the park where they were playing. For her efforts, the American Legion Auxiliary presented the Youth Hero Award to Virginia for “performing an act of bravery, courage and fortitude.”

When Virginia saw that her grandmother had collapsed after swinging in the swings she immediately got her grandmother’s phone and called her aunt for help. Her aunt hung up on her thinking it was a prank call, and luckily, Virginia called back and convinced her aunt to come to the park to help call 911.

Her grandmother was rushed to the hospital where she survived all because of the fast thinking and calm bravery of Virginia.


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