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11-year-old girl jumps into action after mom suffers stroke while driving

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ST. LOUIS ( KMOV.com) -- Over a year ago, Angie Peters suffered a stroke while driving her 11-year-old daughter, Olivia Peters, to the hair salon.

While driving, Olivia noticed that her mom's speech was muffled and she struggled to understand what her mom was saying to her. Then, Angie pulled over into a parking lot as she had already begun to suffer paralysis on the left side of her body. Angie opened the driver’s door collapsing onto the ground from inside of the car.

Angie's daughter wasted no time hopping out of the passenger side, rushing over to her laying non-responsive on the parking lot. Olivia said she was crying when she made the call for help. Two men, who were inside a nearby cafeteria, responded to her yelling and came to help.

Olivia didn’t stop there, she grabbed her mom’s phone and called her dad for help too. The ambulance and her dad showed up to help save her mom's life.

Angie was driven to an area hospital where she spent many weeks recovering from the stroke. Since then, Angie has gotten back to working full time and spending time with Olivia.

“The outcome could have been much different without Olivia,” said Angie.

December 15, 2016 will be the anniversary when an 11-year-old became a Harris Hero for saving her mom.

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