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9-year-old saves mother's life in Sullivan Co.

July 31st, 2013 5:08 pm by Nick Shepherd, NET News Service

9-year-old saves mother's life in Sullivan Co.

Heather and Courtney Donaghy outside of their home. Photo by Ned Jilton II.

KINGSPORT — When one local mother was in a medical emergency she found a hero in an unlikely place, her daughter.

Courtney Donaghy is a 9-year-old girl who saved her mom’s life. The family lives in the Arcadia community of Sullivan County.  

“If Courtney hadn’t made the phone call when she did or found me, I could have slipped into a coma,” said her mother, Heather Donaghy . 

Heather had been feeling ill for a few days. On the day of July 23, she was feeling especially ill and decided to go lie down.

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