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10-year-old boy saves diabetic grandmother's life

Leigh Anne Miller of Carmichael, California, doesn't remember much from the morning of Aug. 14 when she went into diabetic shock.

"I remember coming to, and the paramedic said, 'Boy, you really better thank your grandson,'" Miller told KOVR-TV.

Miller has been a type-one diabetic for 57 years and has lost most of her vision from her illness.

She has a guide dog that helps her get around the house. It was the dog that ran to her 10-year-old grandson Alexander, who was spending the night, and nudged him for help.

Miller says Alexander quickly jumped up from his bed and called 911.

Metro fire Capt. Carl Simmons responded to Alexander's call and says it was his bravery and maturity that saved his grandmother's life.

"We asked him questions about his grandmother. 'What's her medical history" How long has she been like this? Does she take any medicines?" Simmons said. "He answered all those questions."

Miller says her grandson would even help administer her insulin shots.

In good spirits a month-and-a-half later, Miller looks back at what happened that morning and says having her grandson over that night was a blessing.

"I love him to death, and I thank everyday that he is my grandson. He stepped up. He's grandma's hero."
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