10-year-old Northfield girl's quick thinking saves mom's life

A 10-year-old girl is being celebrated by her school, her town, and, most of all, her family.

When Amber Frederickson's mom went into diabetic shock while she drove down the Highway 3 on March 11, the young girl sprung into action.

Frederickson has already received commendations from the Northfield police chief and mayor. Those are nice awards, but the real prize -- her mom's life -- is far better.

Joanne Frederickson has been diabetic for 33 years. Because of that, Amber, a 4th grader at Northfield's Greenvale Elementary School, knows what to watch for.

So on that March day, Amber immediately knew something was wrong.

"My mom was going super slow and everyone was going in front of her," Amber says. "She keeps on closing her eyes, and she's sweating really bad."

Amber climbed to the front seat, checked her mom's eyes, and called her dad.

They got a barely conscious Joanne to pull off the highway. Amber then put the car in neutral and called 911.

On Friday, Amber will be recognized in front of her entire school for her calm life-saving reaction.

"I think it's great," Joanne says. "She's not used to all this, but she'd do it again... for me or anybody else."

"I feel happy that I did [it] and my mom's still alive," Amber adds.

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