Five-Year-Old Holland, Michigan Resident Honored with VITA(TM) Wireless Samaritan Award
WASHINGTON, July 24, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Wireless Foundation and CTIA-The Wireless Association® honored 5-year-old Jordan Poulin of Holland, Michigan with a VITA(TM) Wireless Samaritan Award at the 18th Annual Achievement Awards dinner July 23. Poulin was honored for her quick thinking when her mother began to suffer from a seizure, and Poulin dialed 911 on her mother’s cellphone while keeping her 5-month-old brother calm until help arrived.
Poulin was playing on the family’s computer when her mother suddenly collapsed into a seizure. She grabbed her mother’s cellphone to call 911 and provided first responders with important information so they could quickly locate the house and aid her mom. At the same time, Poulin kept her 5-month-old brother calm throughout the situation.
“Jordan is this year’s youngest recipient, but she exemplifies the VITA Wireless Samaritan Award thanks to her decisive action and use of a wireless device to save her mom’s life. I’m pleased to present her with the VITA Award,” said Steve Largent, President of The Wireless Foundation and President and CEO of CTIA-The Wireless Association.
The Wireless Foundation and CTIA-The Wireless Association selected Poulin and eight other VITA Wireless Samaritan Award recipients from across the nation for their use of wireless technology to save lives, stop crime and help in other emergency situations. VITA Wireless Samaritan Awards are presented annually to recipients who put safety first and use wireless to help others in need. With more than 400,000 wireless phone calls made to 911 every day, the awards also reinforce the crucial role wireless technology plays in emergencies.
CTIA-The Wireless Foundation (www.wirelessfoundation.org) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to developing and supporting initiatives that use wireless technology to help American communities. The Foundation’s innovative programs benefit consumers in areas such as education, healthcare, safety and the environment. As part of its Annual Achievement Awards, the Foundation recognizes VITA(TM) Wireless Samaritans and honors the best of our nation’s leadership, its youth and its scholars. The Foundation was formed by CTIA-The Wireless Association® member companies in 1991.
SOURCE CTIA-The Wireless Foundation