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Flowery Branch boy recognized for helping in emergency
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Judy Adams, right, along with grandson Reid Adams, are greeted by members of Hall County Fire Services Tuesday afternoon as they made a special visit to present the youngster with awards and gifts. The 22-month-old helped his grandmother call 911 after both of her legs were broken. Hall County Fire Services members are from the left, Lt. Christy Martin, Paramedic Clark Collins and Lt. Greg Martin. Firefighter Weston Goodrum is obscured in the background.

A 22-month-old Flowery Branch boy was honored Tuesday for aiding his grandmother with a 911 call after she was seriously injured.

About two months ago, Judy Adams said she was walking down the hall of her Hoschton home when she heard a noise that sounded like "timber breaking."

"I was in horrible pain and I went down to the floor," Adams said.

Adams suffered what doctors called a spontaneous fracture in both her femurs, which is a rare medical occurrence. She said she was able to calm herself enough to call for her grandson, Reid Adams, who she was baby-sitting that day.

"I said ‘Can you go to the office and get the telephone for grandmommy?' He said, ‘Uh-huh,'" Adams said.

The toddler climbed onto an office chair and retrieved the phone for Judy Adams, who dialed 911.

Reid stayed by her side until the paramedics arrived.

Hall County Fire Marshal Capt. Scott Cagle said Reid's actions were incredible, and he prevented what could've been a more desperate situation.

"Medical crews said she could've laid there for at least a day before someone heard her," Cagle said.
"Shock could've also set in."

The Spout Springs fire station that responded to the 911 call, and members of Hall County Fire Services, held a small ceremony for Reid outside of Judy Adam's house Tuesday evening. Reid was presented with a certificate and was allowed to examine the fire truck.

Judy Reid said she plans to pen a story about the event for her grandson's baby book.

"He's a little hero. At (nearly) 2, he doesn't understand but later on he will," she said.

Cagle believes Reid's story will inspire community members to teach their children how to react in emergencies from an early age.

"You can never start too young as far as teaching kids about 911. First, that you don't play on it.

It's for emergencies only. And as soon as they start talking, it's important they learn what it is and how to use it," he said.

Judy Reid said she has undergone surgery to repair the fractures and is now in good health. She was hospitalized for two weeks after her injuries.

Reid is the son of Brian and Julie Adams of Flowery Branch.

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