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Proclamation Awards: The stories of 9-1-1 heroes

The Anaheim Police Communications recently honored a young lady with a Proclamation Award for calling 9-1-1 to request emergency medical assistance for her mother. 

Hannah Cady, her mother and dispatcher Hernandez

We proudly recognized Hannah Cady, 10, for the exceptional job she did.  Here is her story:

On August 15, 2010, Hannah was with her family inside their apartment.  Her mother suddenly collapsed and was unresponsive. 

Hannah’s father began attending to his wife and instructed Hannah to call 9-1-1 for paramedics.  Dispatcher Dawn Hernandez answered Hannah’s call on 9-1-1.  Hannah verified the name of her apartment complex and room number, and stated she needed paramedics for her mother who was having a diabetic emergency. 

Dispatcher Hernandez took down the information and transferred Hannah to speak with a Metro Net Dispatcher for paramedics.  During this time, Hannah’s mother stopped breathing and changed color.  Hannah calmly relayed instructions to her father who started CPR.  Anaheim fire arrived and resuscitated Hannah’s mother and then transported her to a local hospital where she was treated for extremely low blood-sugar levels related to her diabetes.  We are glad to report that she has made a full recovery. 

Hannah Cady joins an elite group of other children who have received Proclamation Awards from the Communications Bureau.  We proudly honor her with a small token of appreciation for demonstrating maturity far beyond her years.  Anaheim Police Communications looks forward to recognizing many more ordinary children who do extraordinary things. 

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