8-Year-Old Called A 'Hero'

Wednesday, February 14th 2007, 10:13 am
By: News On 6

Tristan Robinson knew something was wrong when he called home to talk to his mother but got his 6-year-old sister crying on the telephone instead.

What 8-year-old Tristan did next kept his mother from falling into a coma and possibly dying, Jeff Jones, a paramedic with the Emergency Medical Services Authority said.

In Tristan's 911 call to an EMSA dispatcher in Oklahoma City, he said, "OK, listen. I called home to check on my mom because I was out with my friend running around in the neighborhood." Tristian went on to tell the dispatcher his mother was having a diabetic reaction and gave them his home's address, Jones said.

When paramedics arrived, Tristan's mother, Lashae Robinson was confused and moments from falling into a coma, Jones said. She was taken to an Oklahoma City hospital for treatment and then released.

"I would call him a hero," the paramedic said. "He was very attentive to his mom's health condition. He acted way above his years." Lashae also praised Tristan, "he knows he's my hero."