A six-year-old boy from Greenfield has been praised after his quick reactions helped save the life of his sister.

Noah Marsh was at his home in Saddleworth over the summer when his 11-year-old sister, Scarlett, suffered an unexpected seizure and started choking.

The young boy reacted quickly to raise the alarm by alerting his mother, Karen, who called emergency services and followed instructions over the phone until an ambulance arrived.

This was Scarlett’s first seizure and was a shock to the family, however, the young girl has had several seizures since, leading to her being diagnosed with epilepsy.  

Each time there has been a seizure Noah has been supportive, understanding and caring, doing what he can to help. 

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Noah's father serves in the British Army and was deployed to the Middle East over the summer, and the Marsh family has previously used resources from the charity, Little Troopers, which supports children with one or both parents serving in our British Armed Forces.

After Scarlett's first seizure, Karen decided to nominate Noah for the Trooper of the Month award, which he won.

Karen said: "Noah has always been very mature for his age having grown up as a military child.

"His dad works away every week and also travels overseas a lot for work, sometimes for several months at a time.

"It isn’t easy having his dad away so much but Noah always takes everything in his stride and has shown such resilience.

"He has been absolutely amazing this summer in support of his sister Scarlett. Even when we had to cancel our family holiday, Noah has been so accepting and dealt with everything in such a mature manner.

"He is absolutely over the moon to be awarded Little Trooper of the Month and can’t wait to wear his medal with pride on Remembrance Day with his Dad."

Louise Fetigan, founder of Little Troopers, said: "Our Little Trooper of the Month award is all about recognising military children who are extra special and go above and beyond. As soon as we heard about Noah we knew he deserved a medal.

"Having a parent deployed is challenging enough, but to then show such maturity and resilience in the face of a medical emergency is amazing. Noah, we hope you enjoy your medal and it helps you realise what a special little trooper you really are."

Noah will receive a medal, certificate and £50 gift voucher as part of his Little Trooper of the Month award.