Grandma’s gratitude to little life-saver Liam

By Dave Doyle | 01/12/2017

Grandma’s gratitude to little life-saver Liam
Little hero Liam Allen with his grandma Jenny Allen and mum Paula Allen.

A HEROIC five-year-old saved his nan from choking with a prompt slap on the back.

Little Liam Allen was staying with grandma Jenny Allen at her East Herringthorpe home when she began fighting for breath while eating a piece of doughnut.

Jenny beckoned the boy to come and help and his quick response dislodged the doughnut and saved the day.

Liam’s mum Paula (35) said she was “very proud” of the little life-saver.

“For a five-year-old to do that is very good, bless him,” she said.

“Jenny phoned me straight away and told me what happened - I was so proud, it made me cry.

“He told me it was a bit scary at first, as his nan was really struggling and looked flustered. But he was very clever.”

Paula said Liam — a pupil at Badsley Moor Primary School — had been just doing what he was told.

She added: “He hasn’t learned to do that at school, he was just doing what he was told.

“I think it would be good if children did learn these things at school - he’s shown that they can do it at any age.”


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