Family thank life-saving paramedic

Corby paramedic saves baby: Paramedic Ian Pratt, with mum Michelle Walkley and baby Alliza-Lily.'19/01/12

Corby paramedic saves baby: Paramedic Ian Pratt, with mum Michelle Walkley and baby Alliza-Lily.'19/01/12

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A family came face-to-face with the paramedic who saved their baby’s life.

Michelle Walkley and her fiance David Laing were able to thank Ian Pratt from East Midlands Ambulance Service yesterday for his quick thinking actions.

Mr Pratt attended the family’s home in Medina Road, Corby, within four minutes when six-day-old Alliza-Lily started showing signs of her then-undiagnosed condition Congenital Hyperinsulinism.

She had turned blue in the face, leaving her parents very worried about her condition.

The paramedic did a blood sugar test and was able to treat her excess levels of insulin before being she was taken to hospital.

Mr Pratt visited the family for a second time yesterday, where the grateful couple were able to thank him personally.

Miss Walkley said: “It was lovely meeting him again.

“It was just nice to be able to thank him and to let him know how grateful we are for what he did for Alliza.

“We can now look back in years to come and remind Alliza of our story.”

The grateful mum added: “It’s such a rare condition and, had Alliza not fallen poorly, I don’t think we would even know about it.”