St. Lucie County, FL – A five-year-old girl will receive the St. Lucie County Fire District’s Citizen Hero Award for saving her grandmother’s life twice in September.
When Ma’Zari Eaddy was home on September 12, her grandmother suffered a cardiac event, and the five-year-old quickly called 911 to get her the help she needed. “My Nana can’t breathe,” Ma’Zari told 911 telecommunicator, Tori Doughty, as Fire Rescue crews rushed to the scene in time to save the woman’s life.
Less than two weeks later, Ma’Zari’s Nana suffered another medical emergency while her parents were at work and no other adults were home. Again Ma’Zari called for help.
Frightened, Ma’Zari began crying and told telecommunicator Roxanne Cannon she wanted her mommy. The composed dispatcher comforted her, “You are so brave. Help is on the way,” Cannon reassured the child. St. Lucie County Fire District paramedics responded and saved the woman’s life again.
If not for her quick and heroic actions in both instances, the outcome could have been very different, and because Ma’Zari was able to call 911 and give telecommunicators the necessary information for personnel to respond and save her Nana’s life, she will be recognized as a Citizen Hero at the Fire District Board meeting on November 17.
“In today’s society, it is comforting to know that there are children like Ma’Zari . These kids are our future. “ said Jodi Lyke, St. Lucie County Communications Coordinator.
The presentation will be on Wednesday, November 17, 2021, at 3:00 pm, at the beginning of the Fire Board Meeting, held at the St. Lucie County Fire District Administration offices, 5160 NW Milner Drive, Port St. Lucie FL.