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Five-year-old hailed as hero

GRANDVIEW - A five-year-old Grandview girl is being hailed as a hero after using quick thinking to call 911 after her grandfather fell in the bathroom.

Madison Trevino, a McClure Elementary School kindergartener, was sleeping in her room late one night in May. It was just Trevino and her grandparents at home. Her father, Lee Trevino, was on his way home and was just a couple of blocks away when the incident happened at midnight.

The grandfather was taking a shower when he fell and broke his hip. Madison was the only one who heard the fall.

"I knew he was hurt because I heard a big crash," she said.

She got out of bed and ran to the bathroom, but her grandfather was blocking the door. She ran and called 911 to report the injury.

"I just had quick thinking," she said.

She then called her father, who was seconds from home.

"I've always told her to call 911 if anything ever happened," Lee Trevino said.

He also credited Madison's kindergarten teacher, Robin Smith, for teaching the youngster about the importance of knowing how to dial 911.

Her school found out about Madison's heroics and presented her with a certificate "for quick thinking and bravery by calling 911 to get emergency services to her residence to help her grandfather in a time of need."

Her grandfather has since returned home from the hospital where he is recovering from surgery to repair his hip.

Asked how it feels to be a hero, the youngster quipped, "It feels good!"

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