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7-year-old with smarts and a phone saves dad's life

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SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - A seven-year-old girl from Mira Mesa is being called a hero for her quick thinking and action.

When Leanne Peake answered the call she expected perhaps a frantic person on the other end, but she instead heard the voice of seven-year-old Trang Do-Cortez.

"I wasn't completely sure what was wrong with her father, I knew she was very concerned about him," Peake said.

Trang didn't know what was wrong either, and her father says he had fallen ill and had just seconds to get help.

"Right before I passed out I opened the phone and hit 911 and handed over to my daughter," Viet Do said.

Trang handled everything as calm as a cucumber, even minding her manners the entire time.

"Everything just went as perfect as it could have gone," Peake said.

Trang's knowledge of her address, apartment number and current condition of her father gave paramedics an upper hand, saving her father's life.

She was rewarded for her efforts at the dispatch center and has this to say about all the attention she's getting: "I think it's pretty cool."

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