6-year-old boy honored for life-saving actions

6-year-old Michael Finch of Tiverton_302466

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — A 6-year-old Tiverton boy was recognized Thursday for his bravery and quick thinking during a medical emergency.

Michael Finch and his family were on hand at Rhode Island State Police headquarters as officials honored him with a lifesaver award and named him an honorary trooper.

Back in April, Michael’s mother was about to pass out when she urged him to call 911. Her blood sugar had dropped to a dangerous level and once she passed out, she couldn’t talk.

Michael was able to stay calm the entire time, giving the dispatcher important medical information for his mom’s care.In the above video, hear audio from Finch’s 911 call.

Michael said he knew how to call 911 because his mom taught him how to do it.

“I wasn’t afraid because I knew what to do,” he said.

When medics arrived, Michael showed them exactly where his mom was and even helped them find her medication. His mother was transported to the hospital and has since fully recovered.

“I’m so proud of him. I’m ecstatic,” said Rebecca Cottle.

“Michael, the governor wants you to know, I think you’re an amazing little boy,” Gov. Gina Raimondo said during the ceremony.

Michael said he either wants to be a trooper or a weatherman when he grows up. His parents said they’ll support him either way.

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