Salt Lake woman credits neighborhood kids with saving her life

By Brian Carlson

Published 08/21 2014 09:25PM

Updated 08/21 2014 10:10PM

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC 4 Utah) – A Salt Lake woman is grateful to be alive, and she credits some quick thinking kids in her neighborhood with saving her life.

"I'm just incredibly grateful that they did what they did," said Lisa Morris, suffers from Multiple Sclerosis.

Lisa Morris of Salt Lake City said the kids in her neighborhood may have saved her life.

"I was still breathing but something was really wrong," said Morris.

Morris suffers from MS, has trouble walking, and told Reporter Brian Carlson that Thursday morning out on her porch she was having trouble breathing.

"It's almost like having your wires crossed,” Morris said. "I was trying to clear my throat and it seemed like my throat couldn't decide whether to cough or breathe in."

The kids playing on her street near 11th South and Main Street, and noticed her outside struggling.

"My 1st thought was she was crying, but we knew something was wrong," said Tyler Mounteer, 8 years old.

"I felt like she was getting very sick," said Chris Ghimire, 8 years old.

"They said hi to me and I didn't respond," said Morris.

So the kids called 911, and got help on the way.

"They all worked very efficiently together and I was really impressed with how they pulled that off," she said.

"How did you know to get water or dial 911?” asked Reporter Brian Carlson.

“So we said hi and she didn't answer, we were worried because normally she would always answer," said Aagya Basmet, 11 years old.

It may have been simply instinct, but their instincts were right.

"As a former school teacher seeing what's coming up in the next generation I think we're in good hands," Morris said.

For the kids, they were just helping a friend in need.

"She's the one I talk to when I come home from school," said Basmet.

"She's really important to me, she's my friend," said Julian Ramirez, 10 years old.

And she's grateful they are.

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