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Robert Russell holds his awards given to him by the Keeseville Fire Department with his mother Cindy Hemingway.

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Fire Department honors boy’s heroism

6-year-old quick response to his mother’s aid celebrated

Robert Russell called 911 Dec. 26 when he found his mother, Cindy Hemingway, unresponsive after she collapsed during a seizure. During that time, Russell’s 18-month-old sister Paige was also in the house. Not only did he assist his mother, but he took care of Paige while emergency personnel were on their way.


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