Heroic 4-Year-Old, Credited with Saving Mother's Life

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Heroic 4-Year-Old, Credited with Saving Mother's Life

CHARLES COUNTY - 11/18/2009

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The Charles County Commissioners recognized 4-year-old Waldorf resident, Samantha Mason, for her courage and bravery on Tuesday afternoon Nov. 16.

Mason is credited with helping to save her mother’s life. Samantha knew how to dial 911 in an emergency situation, and was able to communicate with the 911 dispatcher until help arrived.

The Commissioners also recognized 911 Dispatcher, Jaime Ostrander for her ability to keep Samantha calm throughout the call and wait for emergency personnel to arrive.

During the special recognition the Commissioners proclaimed November to be American Diabetes Month in Charles County. Representatives from The Maryland Foundation for Quality Healthcare were recognized for their work with diabetes prevention and education.

Click here to hear excerpts from the 911 call:

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