Boy, Grandma meet ADT operator who helped save her life
XENIA, Ohio (WDTN) - A Xenia woman had the opportunity to thank the ADT home health operator who saved her life Thursday, but it wouldn't have happened without the quick thinking of her 5-year-old grandson.
Margaret McCreery, who is 95-years-old, was in her Xenia home not long ago when she fell and needed help. The only person around was her grandson.
"When I fell he said, "Oh, Grandma. Where is your button? Hit your button," explained Margaret McCreery. "I said, "I can't George."
So, her grandson, George, hit the button that automatically contacts ADT,
a home security system that automatically contacts emergency crews when an emergency happens.
"He told him I "Ga-Ga" was hurt and bleeding," explained McCreery.
The woman George was on the phone with was Homeland Health Operator Debbie Kirkland, who took the call from Knoxville, and contacted the Xenia fire department.
Kenneth Grigsby: Xenia fire Chief: "These medical devices, the pendants and in home buttons. It's a wireless system that works great," said Chief Kenneth Grigsby.
The fire department was there as Margaret and George met Debbie Kirkland for the fist time since the incident happened. Kirkland was able to meet Margaret and George "I wouldn't be here if it wasn't for you all," said McCreery to Kirkland. "Its great to meet you."
ADT presented George with an award.