When Rita found her mother unconscious at their home, she did everything she could to wake her—including slapping her in the face with a piece of pizza. When that didn't rouse her mom, Rita knew something was wrong. She called 9-1-1 and directed an ambulance to her house by standing outside their home, still communicating with the operator as EMS arrived. Rita’s mother is now fine, and the 7-year-old Florida girl was given an award by the Sarasota County Fire Department for her act of calm bravery, according to Jezebel.
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