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6-Year-Old Recognized for Helping Save Mom

8:54 PM, Mar 26, 2013   |    comments
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BUFFALO, N.Y - In Buffalo's Common council chambers Tuesday, a young man was asked to come "front-and-center" for a very special recognition.

DeMaris Scarver is 6 years old, and if the young cub scout was getting a badge, it would have been for saving a life.  DeMaris' mom is diabetic - and recently, when she had a diabetic episode, he didn't sit around, he picked up the phone and called 9-1-1.

"The operator asked him what was the emergency," his mother Dinesha Scarver said. "He said my mom is diabetic and she's low and I can't wake her up.  And she asked him, is she breathing?  He said yes, And she said wait for the first responders to come, and that's what he did."

DeMaris received a proclamation from the city recognizing his quick thinking.

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