A HEROIC schoolboy has been rewarded after calling for an ambulance while his mum was suffering an epileptic fit.

Nine-year-old Shaun Ramsay, who has trisomy 8 mosaicism, dialled 999 and let paramedics into his Elderslie home last December when mum Anne suddenly collapsed in their living room.

As a reward for his bravery, the youngster, who is a pupil at St David’s Primary, in Johnstone, was invited to the Scottish Ambulance Service West SORT (Special Operations Teams) station in Linwood on Saturday as a special guest.

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Proud mum Anne told The Gazette: “The day was brilliant and everyone there all made a big fuss of Shaun.

“He really enjoyed being able to roleplay with the crew members he met at the depot.

“He now wants to be a paramedic, firefighter or police officer.”

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Trisomy 8 mosaicism is a rare condition that affects human chromosomes.

Symptoms vary considerably but can include speech or learning delays.

Shaun said his trip to the Linwood depot was “so exciting.”

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“I loved being the boss for the day,” he added.

“The off-road vehicle was so much fun and I even got to rescue someone.

“I enjoyed seeing the new fire engine and getting to sit on a police motorbike.”

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