“Auntie, call me. Mommy’s not waking up”

It’s been a big week for a little girl who was honored for getting medical aid for her pregnant mom.

Three-year-old Aryanna Lynch of Weymouth, Mass., took her mother’s cellphone, unlocked the screen and called her cousin for help after her mother collapsed and fell unconscious last month. And on Wednesday, NBC’s Today Show reported, she was rewarded for her bravery with a citation from the mayor and a safety officer’s award from the Weymouth Police Department — in addition to a basket of toys.

When asked why she called her cousin, Aryanna said, “Mama fell,” the Boston Globe reported.

On Feb. 10, her father, Kevin Lynch, drove himself to the hospital with a severe stomach bug. Hours later, his wife, Tiffany Lynch, also became ill while alone at home with their two kids, Aryanna and Camryn, 1. Tiffany, who was eight months pregnant at the time, became dizzy and lost consciousness.

Aryanna called her mother’s cousin and left a message, saying, “Auntie, call me. Mommy’s not waking up. I need you,” Kevin told Today. Dressed in a Snow White costume, she then unlocked the door so paramedics could get inside the house. Tiffany was hospitalized for three days.

“She’s definitely our little rock star,” Kevin said. “She’s just a hero all around. I don’t want to think what would have happened if she wasn’t there.”

On Thursday, Aryanna became a big sister — again. Tiffany gave birth to their third child, Ashlynn-Lee.

Lindsey Bever is a national news reporter for The Washington Post. She writes for the Morning Mix news blog. Tweet her: @lindseybever
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