A RUBERY youngster whose quick-thinking when his pregnant mum collapsed saw her treated in time for a serious illness has put him in the running for a bravery award.
Ellie Gwilliams, who was eight months pregnant, was at home with her two children Harvey and Kayah when she collapsed on the kitchen floor.
Harvey, who was only six years old at the time, not only managed to call for help but also took care of his four-year-old sister and kept her in the living room whilst he looked after his mum.
Harvey called his dad Chris but was not able to get through. Luckily the bright youngster had memorised his nan’s phone number and called her to help.
Ellie said: “It was just a normal day.
“I had gone into the kitchen to get the children a drink and then the next thing i remember I was coming round with my mum and Harvey’s dad there.
“He was brave and not only looked after me but his sister as well.
“He has said since that he doesn’t want to see me like that again so it obviously did impact on him but I am so proud he was so brave at the time.”
The courageous youngster has now been recognised by West Midlands Police and has received a nomination for the Young Citizens Award for Bravery.
“I couldn’t believe it when I got the letter in the post.
“To see it wasn’t just just a huge thing for us but that others have recognised how brave he was, I am just so proud I well up every time I tell someone about it.”
Ellie was diagnosed with cholestasis, a liver disorder which can result in still births, which medics belive caused her collapse.
But Ellie gave birth to healthy girl, Kieva – her third child – just two weeks later.