LAC DU FLAMBEAU
- A Lac du Flambeau woman is lucky to be alive, but she's here thanks to her quick-thinking, three-year-old granddaughter.
After waking up from a nap, Brenda Saglin started to shake. She knew her blood sugar had gotten dangerously low, but luckily Lailah knew what to do.
'She falled on the floor,” said Lailah Saglin, “I ran to the garage and get the ‘sugar-pop’.”
At three years old Lailah didn’t understand diabetes, but she knew that 'sugar-pop' or soda pop, would help her grandma if she got sick.
"I don't even know how she got that soda opened, but that's all they know is 'sugar-pop' and that's what she did," said Saglin.
With no grown-up to help her, and her little brother crying nearby, Lailah started to feed her grandma the sugary soda, and eventually, she opened her eyes.
"I just remember waking up on the floor, she was hovering over me and she had my bottom lip, and she had poured all the SunDrop and I was choking … I just couldn't believe it," said Saglin, "If it wasn't for her, I just thank God every day that she was there, because her aunt and uncle they tell her every day, you gotta keep checking on grandma."
Little Lailah knows quite a bit about saving lives, even how to administer an EpiPen if her grandma is stung by a bee.
"People say hide it from your kids, no, let your kids know, show them what to do. That’s why I'm here being able to talk to you today, because of the kids knowing what to do," said Saglin.
Lailah is now 4 years old, and she also knows her address, phone number, and how to call 911. She'll be honored Wednesday night at the Northwood’s Heroes Awards Banquet.
Story By: Kailey Burton