EULESS — With his mother writhing in pain from a stomach tumor at their Euless apartment, 10-year-old L.C. Timms jumped into action.
He called 911 and reached a Euless dispatcher on April 27, and for almost five minutes, L.C. calmly gave the dispatcher information about the situation and followed her every instruction.
Even though he cried at the end, L.C. stayed on the phone until paramedics arrived.
“That was my angel,” Anika Harris said Tuesday afternoon.
For his effort to help his mother, L.C. is scheduled to be honored Tuesday night at the Euless City Council meeting by city officials and members of the Tarrant County 9-1-1 District.
He will be awarded the 9-1-1 Kid Hero award before the start of the council meeting, which starts at 7 p.m.
“He did such an outstanding job while he was on the phone,” said Alisa Simmons, a spokeswoman for Tarrant County 9-1-1 District. “He maintained such calm.”
The incident happened at 9:38 p.m. April 27 as Harris and L.C. were home alone.
“I don’t really remember much,” Harris said. “I was sick and I remember telling L.C. that he needed to call 911.”
Harris said she doesn’t remember much after that.
“I haven’t even heard the 911 tape,” she said Tuesday afternoon
L.C. could not be reached Tuesday afternoon.
According to the tape, LC. got on the phone, dialed 911 and gave the dispatcher vital information that she needed to pass along to paramedics.
He gave out addresses, telephone numbers and names.
It wasn’t until his mother started crying that the North Euless Elementary sixth-grader lost his composure.
“He didn’t call in a panic,” Simmons said Tuesday afternoon. “He finally cried a little at the end, but he was great.”
Paramedics took Harris to the hospital and she is scheduled for surgery in the next few days.
“I’m not surprised,” Harris said when asked about her son’s actions. “He knew what to say.”