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Ohio girl, 5, honored for saving her grandmother's life

Posted at 5:59 PM, Nov 01, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-01 18:24:29-04

RIPLEY, Ohio -- Heroes come in all shapes and sizes.

This is especially true for a 5-year-old girl who saved her grandmother’s life last month.

Teachers at St. Michael School honored Rose Bennett Wednesday for her quick thinking that saved her 65-year-old grandmother from a stroke.

Beverley Lipps said she knew something was wrong that day because she felt sick and lightheaded.

“I couldn’t see anything, and I kept saying, ‘Rose, I can’t see my baby,’” she said.

That’s when little Rose made the urgent call to 911.

“I’ve taught her anytime you’re in danger or somebody’s sick to call 911, and not to play but to call 911 when you feel there’s something wrong,” Lipps said.

Thanks to Rose’s quick thinking, first responders flew Lipps to a nearby hospital.

Not only was Rose recognized at school, she has the admiration from the one person who means the most.

“I’m very proud of her ‘cause she actually saved my life,” Lipps said.

When asked what it was like to be a hero, Rose’s response was simple: “Awesome,” she said.