‘I’m not naughty – I saved my mum’s life’

Skyann-Lee Kilbon and mum Leanne, 999 call, Spalding'Photo:  SG151112-126TW  www.spaldingtoday.co.uk/buyaphoto
Skyann-Lee Kilbon and mum Leanne, 999 call, Spalding'Photo: SG151112-126TW www.spaldingtoday.co.uk/buyaphoto

An eight-year-old Spalding girl wants the world to know she saved her mum’s life – because most people who meet her just think she is naughty.

Skyann-Lee Kilbon suffers attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) – but it was her “outgoing and fearless character” that enabled her to make the call to the emergency services and follow instructions until paramedics arrived.

On the evening of Friday, October 26, Skyann-Lee had been enjoying family time at home in Chamomile Way with her mum, Leanne, brother Storm (three), and grandmother Mo.

She had gone up to bed but came down again and found her mum lying on the settee having difficulty breathing.

Leeann (38) suffers mild asthma and had been coughing and so Mo called her when she got home to check how she was.

Skyann-Lee said: “Mum was on the sofa and said she couldn’t breath. Then she closed her eyes and stopped breathing.

“I was crying when my nan rang and she told me to calm down and call 999. I was told to pinch my mum’s nose and breath into her mouth.

“I was very frightened because my mum had died.”

Paramedics brought Leeann back to life but she said she knew nothing until she awoke in Pilgrim Hospital, Boston, where she spent 12 days.

She said: “I am so proud of her. Because of her ADHD people think she is naughty. She said she wants the whole world to know what she did so they don’t think she is a bad girl.”