Little Amaya, 6, saves mother after she collapses at Halesowen home

By Jordan Reynolds | Halesowen | News | Published:

This brave youngster leapt to her mother's rescue after she collapsed at home in Halesowen and rang 999 to request paramedics.

Amaya Dey, aged six, pictured with her mother Raj

Amaya Dey, aged six, learnt how to call the emergency services in school last autumn, and luckily remembered exactly how to do it when her mother Raj Dey collapsed at home.

Mrs Dey, 43, was at home with Amaya and her younger daughter Arianna, aged three, when she collapsed suddenly.

The former head of business at St Michael's High School said: "At the end of June they were playing in the house and I went to put the dirty dishes in the sink when I collapsed and landed on the floor.

"Amaya got into my phone as she knew my pass code, she called my brother, then she called 999 and asked for the ambulance service, she gave them details, my name and the address, she then called her dad who was at work.

"My younger daughter is three and Amaya even took her to the toilet when I had collapsed and helped her."

Mrs Dey was rushed to hospital where she had some tests but has now recovered.

Amaya with her mum Raj and sister Arianna

She sat Amaya down after she came home to talk about what happened.


"I told her how brilliant she was," she said.

"She said at school they taught her about the emergency services and how to dial the number and speak to somebody and they did role play too.

"I told Amaya's headteacher at Howley Grange Primary School, Miss Lewis, what happened and on September 9 they gave Amaya a headteacher's award.

"Her class teacher Kate Wolstencroft also said she was extremely proud of Amaya."


Mrs Dey added: "I don't know what would have happened if she wasn't there, I think she saved my life. She's a godsend.

"I'm just absolutely so proud.

"Teaching isn't all about academics, it's about life skills."

Jordan Reynolds

By Jordan Reynolds
Reporter - @jreynolds_star

Senior reporter at the Express & Star.

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