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Lakeville girl helps save mom after horse accident

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By Abbey Niezgoda

A little girl from Lakeville is being credited with helping save her mom. She watched her mother get kicked in the face by a 1,200 pound horse and that is when the 9 year old sprang into action.

Third-grader Skye Cordeiro will tell you outright she is shy, but she was not shy when it mattered.

"I saw that she was talking good, but she had this look on her face that she was kind of hurt," Cordeiro said.

She knew her mom, a Lakeville horse trainer, needed help, so she stayed calm.

"I put the horse that kicked my mom back in the barn, and I was really scared," Cordeiro said.  "Then I called 911 for my mom."

It was that call that may have helped save her mom Julie Faria's life. Five weeks later and she is still suffering from the injuries.

"I probably might not be standing here talking to you," Faria said. "I have a shattered jaw, two fractures on top of that, a nasal fracture and I'm also missing three teeth."

They have since sold that horse, and even though it led to a few broken bones, the experience has grown a whole new bond between a mother and daughter.

"Words can't describe how I feel about what Skye did," Faria said. "She's my daughter. She's my only daughter. She's my best friend and I know she has my back. She's a smart kid."

Cordeiro will be honored with a Young Hero's award at the Lakeville Town Hall on Tuesday, December 11.


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