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Autistic boy calls 911, helps save mom after bad fall

A Florida mother is crediting her 7-year-old autistic son for jumping into action after she was injured in a bad fall.

Lisa Kirby told CBS affiliate WKMG in Orlando that she blacked out after falling trying to hang curtains in her home and ended up spending the night in the hospital.

"At the hospital I said, 'How did I get here? How did I get here?'" said Kirby, who was home alone with her son Joshua.

"There was no one else here to help me. I didn't know what I was gonna do," Kirby told the station. "I was just scared for Joshua. That was my main concern was Joshua, nobody being here for him."

But as it turned out, Joshua had found her phone and dialed 911. The boy told the dispatcher that he needed help and that "mommy fell down."

"Me and my husband were both amazed. We're like, how did he do that? Because I didn't even know he knew what 911 was," said Kirby.

Joshua took directions from the 911 dispatcher, getting a towel for his mother and unlocking the door for the paramedics, who arrived just after his mother regained consciousness.

"He is a little hero," Lisa Kirby said.