Bonham Student Is a 911 Hero

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Dozens of fourth graders filed into Bonham's cafeteria to honor one of their own.

9-year-old Ke'Aryan Pool dialed 9-1-1 in October when his diabetic mother's insulin dropped extremely low.

"She was sick and I couldn't wake her," Pool said. "So I called because I didn't know what to do."

Brazos County 911 released the tape recording of Pool's call to 9-1-1.
Dispatcher "911"
Ke'Aryan "My mom's sick"
Dispatcher "Your mom's sick?"
Ke'Aryan "Yes"
Dispatcher "Where are you now?"
Ke'Aryan "Home"
Dispatcher "Can she talk to you right now?"
Ke'Aryan "Mama, mama, no she can't"

"He was real calm, collective and I think he's used to the situation," Bryan paramedic and fireman Kit Hickman said. "He just did everything he was supposed to do and by the book."

Dispatchers at Brazos County 9-1-1 say its different dealing with children.

Ke'Aryan didn't know his address when he called 9-1-1. He was asked to find mail in the house and then read the address.

That's why 9-1-1 holds presentations like the one at Bonham, to educate students and their parents.

"Always teach them how and when to call 9-1-1," 9-1-1 educator Laura Blackburn said. "Make sure their kids address at an early age or phone number at an early age."

Advice Blackburn and others give so other kids like Ke'Aryan can become a hero.

"I feel proud of myself," Ke'Aryan said.

Today Ke'Aryan received a 9-1-1 hero medal for his act of courage.