On Monday, 10-year-old Yesenia Diosdado was honoured for saving the day with her knowledge of sign language.
Earlier this month, Yesenia was outside playing with her friends when she heard a car crash.
She went to check it out, and saw paramedics struggling to communicate with a woman trapped in her car.
When Yesenia saw that the woman was trying to sign to the crew, she ran over to offer her assistance to the medics.
“She looked really hurt. Her face was bleeding and I didn’t want her to die or something. She was really hurt,” she recalled.
"I saw that she was signing, so I decided to go help," Yesenia, whose mother taught her to sign, told KMBC. “I was really nervous.”
The woman was able to tell Yesenia about her injuries and what hospital she wanted to go to. Yesenia then relayed the information to the paramedics.
Without Yesenia’s translation, paramedics would have taken longer to get the woman the help she needed, said Johnson County Med-Act Captain Chris Winger.
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