It is natural for children to see their dads as heroes, but one dad of two is now hailing his daughter as his “hero” after she heard him shouting for aid and came to his rescue.
After working through the night, Kyle Semrau arrived back to his house in the morning.
Macie, who was six years old at the time, did not want to go to school because she was missing her father so much and wanted to be able to spend more time with him.
Kyle and his wife gave her permission to spend the day at home with dad and brother Caleb, 4 years old, while mother went to work.
Kyle was not feeling great. Because of the discomfort he was experiencing in his sinuses and lungs and things got worse as Kyle started having trouble breathing and started losing consciousness.
After hearing her father call for assistance, Kyle’s daughter Macie ran to her father’s aid. She took his phone, googled the Eliot Police Department, and then dialed the number.
When Judy Smith from the Eliot Police Department received the call and reassured the children that assistance was on the way, they felt a lot better as Judy heard Caleb crying and calmed him.
Macie, who was only 6 years old at the time, was able to tell the police their correct address, as well as her father’s name and age. She also gave Caleb the instruction to move their dogs to another room before the police came.
Kyle’s life was spared thanks to that swift action, and he is now making a full recovery. He expresses his gratitude to his children for all the assistance they gave him.
“Everything about this is just astounding. It’s evident that my daughter and son, as well as the reaction from the police, have given me a lot of luck.
If there is one thing I can take away from this whole experience, it’s that everyone should make sure they educate their children about awareness.
There’s a good chance that things would have turned out quite differently if I hadn’t taken the time to teach my daughter some of the information that she wouldn’t get at school. She has been and will continue to be my inspiration.”