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PostPosted: 05 Nov 2010 17:41 
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Hi, I would be very grateful if you would allow me to explain!

www.izzyandollie.com materialised when my daughter Isabelle (aged 2 & a half) called 999 for me following an anaphylactic shock.

In the days that followed Isabelle experienced her 5 minutes of fame! I was taken aback by comments made by the general public. As most parents do, I thought Isabelle was a bright child, but firmly believe children can be taught anything if you repeat it often enough to them. I do not consider my child to be a genius as one article kindly described her, just one who listens and absorbs information.

This made me consider how wonderful it would be if all young children could be educated about emergency situations. To simply learn their full name, age and address as early as possible is highly beneficial to themselves, to help saves someone’s life is truly amazing. Of course there are many more ways in which we can educate our children in an emergency or a predicament they may find themselves in and as such I have written four children's books (currently with Publishers) targeted at pre-school children. The stories are based on a brother and sister who find themselves in various predicaments and what course of action they take.

I have no doubt there are many people in the country who suffer from an illness or acute condition which could require emergency care. Diabetics and epileptics are just a couple to mention, and a common condition. If, like I was, you were at home with only your young children, you may be relying on them for assistance one day. It would be tragic if parents had not considered teaching their children a basic emergency response simply because they considered them too young to understand, or incapable of doing so. My daughter is living proof!

Please feel free to view the website and help me to encourage other parents to do the same. For those on Facebook, 'Izzy and Ollie' is the page with all the relevant information on. Thank you in advance for any assistance you can offer. If this can make a difference to one family's life then I consider it a job well done!

Thank you for your time
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Hiya Jo & welcome to the site! :D

Thanks for sharing your story & your website. I've just had a read through & had tears in my eyes when you were explaining how you saw them both walking towards the front door! Your little girl is a very bright little spark :D I think it's a fab idea trying to get preschoolers to learn their name, age & address :thumleft: I hope you have made a positive impact on parents with your story :thumleft:

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PostPosted: 05 Nov 2010 22:35 
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Thank you for reading it!
That part makes me cry when I think about it......actually was cross with myself as I usually have the door locked (I have an escape artist in the house!), but a neighbour had been round 10 mins before and I had forgotten to lock the door. In a way, it was meant to happen as the Paramedics wouldn't have been able to get in otherwise, but I was kicking myself (well in my head) at the time.
I'm hoping to get this back out in the press again to promote awareness, the more people who know the better :o)
Once again, I truly appreciate your support, thank you,
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PostPosted: 06 Nov 2010 09:32 
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I can only imagine what was going through your mind at that time! I also have to keep our front door locked because of my boys (especially the youngest!), but as you said, if you had locked it the paramedics wouldn't have been able to get in. I'm glad that everything happened as it did & you were all ok after your ordeal <3

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