10 Year Old Boy Saves Grandmother's Life

By Jenna Hanchard

June 21, 2011 Updated Jun 22, 2011 at 12:10 AM EDT

Town of Fenton, NY (WBNG Binghamton) A 10-year-old boy applies the lessons he learns in school to rescue his grandmother. While Jacob Shoemaker may have been late for school he was on time to help save a life.

Jacob Shoemaker goes to his grandmother's house before school every morning.

"I tell her what I want for breakfast and she makes it for me, I eat and then I watch TV," says Jacob Shoemaker.

Before leaving the house to catch the school bus, Jacob noticed something was wrong.

"She had her head down and her eyes closed and I checked to see if she was breathing and she wasn't," says Jacob Shoemaker.

Jacob says a school field trip to a local fire station taught him what to do next.

" I called 911 to make sure she was okay and not going to pass away," says Jacob.

As she laid on the ground unconscious, Jacob called both of his parents to let them know he would be late for school.

"He says you need to come home right now. I said why aren't you in school. He said dad, grandma, ambulance is on the way," says Jacob's father, Gene Shoemaker.

"He was amazingly calm and I think I was just crying tears of joy that he knew what to do," says Jacob's mother, Krista Shoemaker.

As Emergency responders rushed to the home, Jacob says they made sure to remind him of his remarkable deed.

"They said, we're very happy you called 911 because if you didn't It would be totally different," says Jacob Shoemaker.

With grandma safe and sound at Lourdes Hospital, Jacob says he's happy he made sure Grandma didn't go to heaven too soon.

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