When Laura Taylor started to have a convulsive fit her dog and ten year old brother Charlie leapt into action to make sure she wasn’t harmed.
Now Laura, 20, and her mother Adele are proud of the pair’s heroic deed.
Charlie was staying at his sister’s flat in Spindle Road, Haverhill, when he noticed something was wrong.
“Laura had gone for a lie down in her room because she wasn’t feeling well,” said Charlie.
“Ronnie her dog started looking very worried, in the way that dogs do, and went into Laura’s room amd then came and nudged my leg to get my attention.
“I knew something must be wrong and followed Ronnie and found Laura was having a fit.”
But whilst many people would panic or not know what to do, Charlie kept calm and moved anything that would harm Laura out of the way.
“I knew that people who have fits can get hurt so I just made sure she was all right.”
First Charlie phoned his mother, but she was at work. He turned to one of Laura’s friends, Courtney Carter, who came to help.
Laura contacted the Haverhill Echo to tell how proud she is of her brother.
“There can’t be amy ten year olds who would handle the siuation so calmly,” she said.
“He had been told about the procedure and he did eveything he should, and more.
“It’s amazing that the dog found me and then went to Charlie to get help.
“I am so proud of Charlie and his courage.”
Laura is currently undergoing tests in a bid to control her fits.
Her mum Adele said: “The whole family is very proud of Charlie. I had taught him what to do and he has been fantastic.”