Girl Scout awarded 'Medal of Honor' for saving diabetic mother's life

A Colorado mother is thanking the girl scout organization for helping her daughter save her life. 

Katie Hurley, 11, was painfully shy before joining her Girl Scout troop. Selling Girl Scout cookies encouraged Katie to talk to people, forcing her to break out of her shell.

Katie's mother, Kristin, says if it weren't for the Girl Scouts, Katie would not have been able to call 911 to report her medical emergency over the summer. Kristin, who's a diabetic, had a glucose attack when her blood sugar levels dropped dangerously overnight. 

As soon as she heard her mother hit the ground, Katie dialed 911 and reported the emergency. Response workers said Katie displayed a calm and mature demeanor that was "years beyond her actual age." 

She was awarded the prestigious Girl Scout Medal of Honor award for her brave act. Only 28 girls across the country got the Medal of Honor this year. Katie is the second Girl Scout in Colorado history to get the award. 

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