‘Amazing’ Nottinghamshire girl came to her father’s rescue during a seizure

An ‘incredible’ girl has received an award from the East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS) for her bravery after coming to the rescue of her father when he suffered a seizure. Lily-Alice Foster, 12, of Kirkby-in-Ashfield, discovered her father, Lawrance, 34, unconscious and curled up on the sofa in her grandparents’ house at 4:15pm on the 9th of December of last year.

Despite being the only other person in the house and facing a distressing situation, Lily-Alice kept her cool, put her dad in recovery position and quickly called 999. “I remember she went to the sofa, she had a pillow on her.” the face. and it fell, so I dialed 999 and told them what was happening,” he recalled.

“I really didn’t know what was going on.” Lily’s emergency call was answered by Christopher Turk, who helped her care for Lawrance before the ambulance arrived.

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Turk, who handles between 60 and 70 calls a day, said the call stood out. “I can remember it very vividly,” he said.

“Until she told me that I hadn’t realized how young she was, she was very calm and mature throughout the whole thing. She did it amazingly and that’s why I finally nominated her.”

Lily-Alice Foster receives her award from EMAS team members and call operator Christopher Turk (right)(Image: Nottingham Post/Marie Wilson)

Lawrance had been recovering from a previous head injury sustained in November 2021, which left him in a coma for a few months and a metal plate was placed inside his head. It was about a month after being released from the hospital that he started having seizures.


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