A six-year-old girl has become a hero after saving her own mother from dying after realizing she was suffering a stroke on board the flight that covered the route between the city of London and Crete.
The woman, identified as Alexandra Hajipaulis, 39, was on a Ryanair airline flight with her daughter Jaideen in July 2018 when she suddenly suffered a stroke.
It is believed it was produced by an air bubble in a vein, which reached his brain due to the sudden change in pressure when the aircraft took off.
Seeing that his mother was unconscious, Jaideen immediately alerted a flight attendant.
At that time, a doctor sitting in the back seat recognized the symptoms and asked for the plane to land.
The flight was forced to make an emergency stop in Italy, where the woman was transferred to a hospital.
After a delicate and risky surgery and ten days in a coma, Hajipaulis managed to wake up, although both his legs and his left arm are completely paralyzed.
“Jaideen saved my life: I knew something was wrong, I got help even though I was only six years old at the time, I am very proud of her,“ the woman said in statements to the New York Post.
Hajipaulis was hospitalized for about a month in Italy before returning to England.
His relatives even had to start a campaign on GoFundMe to raise more than $30,000 in order to cover medical expenses.