A New Lenox Brownie from Troop # 107, Alex Sheridan, has gotten lots of media attention since news broke that she came to her mom's rescue.
In case you missed it, 9-year-old Alex Sheridan, a third grader at Haines Elementary School, is being called a hero for saving her diabetic mother after a harrowing ride that ended in a car crash in Frankfort. The little girl's story has hit the airwaves too. So far it's been featured on ABC, NBC and WLS Talk Radio. Readers might like: Two ways to stay connected:
A New Lenox third-grader is being called a hero for responding to her diabetic mother's dangerous drop in blood sugar while driving.
Alex Sheridan, 9, a third-grader at New Lenox's Haines Elementary School, is being called a hero for her quick response to her mom's medical condition. Jennifer Sheridan, 42, was just leaving a Lockport High School basketball game, where she and Alex had watched a cousin's game, when she experienced a sudden drop in blood sugar. From there, a normal 13-minute ride home turned into a harrowing experience. While Jennifer has been a diabetic since the age of 5, this is the first time that a drop in blood sugar put her and Alex in jeopardy. It was about 8 p.m. when the two were leaving in the family's Volkswagen Beetle. Then Jennifer lost all reference to her surroundings. "I was out of it." She was driving erratically and traveling at a rate …