WHEN Shannon Gallagher, a diabetic, began fading out of consciousness while driving outside of Normanton three weeks ago her eldest daughter, eight-year-old Emmy Lou, stayed calm and took the wheel. Her act of bravery, recognised at a Townsville awards ceremony last night, kept the car on the road for more than an hour until help arrived.News with photograph, and Minister for Emergency Services press release. I know a nine year old and she's pretty clever!
"Emmy Lou and my other two daughters (Clare, 6 and Jolee, 2) were trying to bring me back around," Mrs Gallagher said.
"They were sort of slapping me and yelling at me and that type of thing but they couldn't make me come to."
Emmy Lou realised she had to act and told her sister Clare, who had been in the front passenger seat, to hop in the back and look after Jolee, 2.
Emmy Lou then climbed on to her mother's lap to take the wheel.