A Fruita boy is being called a hero after calling 9-1-1 and saving his mother’s life.
Now his school is using the 6-year-old's courage to prepare others for emergencies.
Cade Greager is a first grader at Rim Rock Elementary. He loves recess, friends, and his teacher.
At his young age, Cade has proven himself to be a brave example to his classmates. He helped save his mothers life.
"My mom was having and insulin reaction," Cade explained.
Jody, Cade’s mom, is a diabetic. She checked her blood sugar before bed and took her medicine. Everything seemed normal until Cade woke up to her screams.
"He says that he was looking at me and trying to wake me up,” Jody said. “He says my eyes were open but I wasn't seeing him, I couldn't see him."
Jody was at risk for diabetic coma and even death.
Cade says he was scared so he called 9-1-1. “The 9-1-1 lady told me to pull off the pillow and pull of the sheets but I couldn't do that because she was holding on."
Jody says, "He went downstairs, opened up all the doors, unlocked them, and showed police right where I was. He told them that his mommy is diabetic and he saved my life that night."
Rim Rock is using Cade’s courage that night to teach other first graders about the 9-1-1 system.
"Cade has helped us become more aware of the situation and how we need to make our children and our parents more aware of the urgency for them to learn that process," Cade’s teacher, Kathi Pewters, said.
Pewters says the school is very proud of Cade. Rim Rock will be recognizing his heroism at a special event after Thanksgiving break.