• Elderly woman says toddler saved her life

    By: Peter Daut


    KANNAPOLIS, N.C. - An elderly Kannapolis woman is crediting a toddler for saving her life by springing into action during a recent emergency.
    Three-year-old Skyla Martin said she wants to be a princess when she grows up, but her babysitter said Skyla recently behaved more like a hero.
    "I keep telling her she's my little hero," Shirley Jordan said.
    Jordan said a few weeks ago she went into her basement to do laundry at her home, when she suddenly fell and slammed her head against the floor.
    The 75-year-old babysitter said she was unable to get up and immediately started to bleed. That's when she said Skyla heard the noise and came to her rescue.
    "She was coming down the steps and she's hollering, 'Nana, Nana you're bleeding.' And I said something, and she took back off upstairs, got me the phone and brought it back," Jordan said.
    Jordan said as soon as Skyla gave her the phone she was able to call for help and went to the hospital.
    "If she hadn't have come and gotten me the phone, I don't know when I would have gotten help," she said.
    Skyla said she does not remember what happened but her babysitter said the toddler's quick-thinking is something she'll never forget.
    "She's just sweet and special, and I just love her," Jordan said.
    Jordan said she's grateful she did not break any bones in the fall, and is expected to make a full recovery.

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