9-year-old boy calls 911, helps save his grandfather’s life

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A Massachusetts grandfather had his 9-year-old grandson to thank for helping first responders save his life Saturday.

Kazin Crisman called 911 for his grandfather, Alan Crisman, when he was having a “life threatening medical emergency,” according to a post on the Somerset Police Department’s Facebook page.

Alan Crisman, 80, and Kazin were going to get pizza and had gotten into their car when Kazin told ABC affiliate WCVB that he noticed his grandfather was “acting really strange.”

“I asked him, ‘Do you want me to call 911?’ He did not answer me all the four times that I asked him. I knew something was up,” Kazin told WCVB.

PHOTO: Kazin Crisman is pictured with his grandfather in this undated photo released by Somerset Police Department.
Kazin Crisman is pictured with his grandfather in this undated photo released by Somerset Police Department.

Crisman told ABC News that he is a Type 1 diabetic, and had hypoglycemia, or low blood sugar.

Kazin called 911 and discussed his grandfather’s symptoms and “other valuable information that assisted first responders in providing necessary medical treatment,” according to Somerset Police. Crisman said that Kazin explained what was happening, and that first responders quickly arrived prepared with glucose and IVs.

PHOTO: Kazin Crisman is pictured during an interview in this image made from video.
Kazin Crisman is pictured during an interview in this image made from video.

Crisman credited Kazin, whom he said he sees every week, for acting on his own instincts to save his life.

“He’s my little hero,” Crisman said.

PHOTO: Kazin Crisman is picturedwith his grandfather during an interview in this image made from video.
Kazin Crisman is picturedwith his grandfather during an interview in this image made from video.

Crisman said he called Kazin’s principal and said he appreciated the school teaching Kazin about 911. He also said that police ultimately bought a pizza for the two of them.

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