A six-year-old girl is being called a local hero for saving her great-grandmother’s life.
Tamonyi Dixon was presented with a statewide award earlier this week.
71-year-old Dorothy Phillips is a very proud grandmother. She was right by Tamonyi’s side as her great-granddaughter received the 2018 911 Local Heroes Medal of Honor presented by California’s Office of Emergency Services.
The two live together and have been inseparable since Tamonyi was a baby.
“I love her so much, I don’t know what I’d do without her,” Phillips said.
Phillips is a diabetic and on a number of occasions Tamonyi has witnessed her fall and lose consciousness.
In one incident, Tamonyi was able to get the attention of a passerby who got her great-grandmother medical care.
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SOURCE: CBS Sacramento