A six-year-old boy has been hailed a hero after his quick- thinking actions saved his grandmother from slipping into a potential coma.
Diabetic Wendy Norton had collapsed in her car in Sainsbury’s car park after her blood sugars fell low while looking after her grandchildren Brody and Millie.
Realising his ‘nana’ was in trouble, six-year-old Brody Norton-Hunter got himself out of the car, unbuckled his two-year-old sister, and together the pair went into Sainsbury’s pharmacy where the Gladstone Road School pupil asked the chemist for some “sugar tablets”.
The chemist then assisted Brody back to the car where they gave Mrs Norton some glucose tablets before calling for her husband.
Mrs Norton, 52, of Columbus Ravine, said she is very proud of Brody, and doesn’t know what would have happened if she was left much longer.
She said: “Every minute is vital when you get to that point. I just remember sitting there in the car not being able to do anything then the next minute Brody was there with the chemist.
“I don’t remember much, and I’m not sure what would have happened if I was left any longer as I’ve never been in that state before. I could have gone into a coma in the worst case.”
Mrs Norton had taken Brody and his sister to play in the park behind Sainsbury’s after school. When she started feeling her sugars drop she couldn’t find Brody.
When he was eventually located building a tree house with friends Mrs Norton was already feeling unwell.
She said: “I normally keep some sweets in the car, but kids being kids they had already eaten them.
“I just didn’t know what to do after that.
“I am just so incredibly proud of Brody. To have the sense to take his little sister with him, and go get help for me at just six years old is incredible.”
Brody’s mum Hayley said: “We are all very proud of Brody. We have always told him about his nana sometimes being poorly but we didn’t know he took it in to such an extent. He’s a little hero.”