Tiny hero

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Wednesday, November 24, 2010 - 5:23pm

A 3-year-old North Carolina girl is being hailed as a hero after she called 911 when her mother collapsed.

"My mommy's stuck on the floor," young Sereniti Dixon can be heard telling the 911 operator who picked up on the other end.

Sereniti stayed on the line and even repeated herself several times.

The EMS operator was able to trace the call to the girl's house and dispatched paramedics.

When the paramedics arrived, Sereniti opened the door to the house to let them in.

They found Sereniti's mother, Nikkia Miller, on the floor inside the home.

"I thank God that she had enough courage to call 911, because something could have really happened," Miller said. "I could have been lying here dead, because they said I wasn't breathing well at all."

Miller said she had been feeling ill for several days before the episode.

Paramedic Matt Williams praised the little girl for her courage.

"She was there and able to help and assist," Williams said. "She opened the door, let us come in and talk to mom. She did a great job."

Miller said her daughter learned about the 911 system at her day care.

"I just told her thank you, gave her a big kiss and told her she's my hero," Miller said.

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