Toowoomba woman's Mother's Day miracle
THE Queensland Ambulance Service has helped a Toowoomba woman save her mother's life, all the way in the United Kingdom.
Jen Munt rang her mother on Sunday morning to wish her a happy Mother's Day but her mother's health went rapidly down hill during the call.
Not knowing what to do all the way from Australia, Ms Munt called the Queensland Ambulance Service to find out how to contact paramedics in the UK.
After taking down Ms Munt's and her mother's details, the person at QAS said they would sort it.
Ms Munt's mother was no longer responding to her daughter over the phone, despite Ms Munt's best efforts.
Luckily the state's life-saving service was able to call Ms Munt and tell her an ambulance was on its way.
Next thing Ms Munt heard over the phone was the paramedics in her mother's house, and fortunately her mother was still alive. Ms Munt described it as a "Mother's Day miracle".
Ms Munt's friend Kate Wilson is now trying to rally the community to support the Munt family who she described as the "kindest, (most) selfless people you will ever meet".
"Jen's mum lives in the UK and I would like to raise enough so she can go and be with her mum and her family," Ms Wilson told The Chronicle.
"They do so much for others now it's time they go t a little in return."
When paramedics arrived at Ms Munt's mother's home, her heart rate was not good and she was taken to hospital in a critical condition.
"She has been in critical care today (Sunday) and needed a pacemaker put in and more surgery tomorrow," Ms Wilson said.
"She (Jen) definitely saved her mum's life today."
Ms Wilson has set up a Go Fund Me page to raise funds to help the Munt family travel to the UK. If you would like to help, click here.