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INDIANAPOLIS — On the same day a 10-year-old girl called dispatchers, another woman called a Indianapolis Fire Department dispatcher for help. 

Linda Journey thought her mom was in cardiac arrest and needed help on Feb. 11. 

The dispatcher, Betty Sanders, immediately sent Engine 22 to 2832 Caroline Ave. 

Sanders told Linda to perform hands only CPR until Engine 22 got there minutes later.

“I never knew how important it was to take CPR until the day it happened that I had to use it at home,” said Linda Journey. 

Lula Journey, 84, had suffered from a significant medical episode and needed immediate attention. She was taken to Methodist Hospital.

Lula Journey is recovering and is doing well. Her family said before this incident she had never been sick or in the hospital. 

Linda and her sisters said they are eternally grateful for the quick actions of Sanders and Engine 22, which saved their mother. 

When speaking to the family the Indianapolis Fire Department said they discovered that Linda and her sisters are cousins with Haley McKinney’s mom. McKinney is the 10-year-old who had to give CPR to her mother who wasn’t breathing. 

(Photo: Indianapolis Fire Department)