Boy with special needs saves mom, receives Young Hero’s Award

James Young, the dispatcher who took Dayne’s call (pictured), will be on hand when Dayne receives that award. (Photo Credit: Sarah Jaeger)

GENESEE COUNTY, Mich. --A 7-year-old special needs boy from Genesee County is being hailed a hero after saving his mother's life.

Now his actions are being recognized across the state.

Genesee County Central Dispatch deals with roughly 1300 calls a day, but there was something special about this call that made it stand out from the rest.

Seven-year-old Dayne Cordell sprang into action and called 911 when his mom had a seizure last summer.

Dayne was able to tell dispatchers his address and remained on the phone with them until help arrived.

In light of his heroic efforts, Dayne has been chosen from across the state to receive the Young Hero's Award from the National Emergency Numbers Association.

James Young, the dispatcher who took Dayne’s call, will be on hand when he receives that award.

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