Nine-year-old Audrey Stepp’s 26-year-old brother, Sammy, has been using heroin for as long as she can remember. She’s close to her brother and wants to help protect his health, NBC News reports, so she’s taken action that many more mature people would do well to follow.
Aubrey, who lives with her family in Kentucky, has now learned to recognize an overdose: “their fingernails and their lips would be blue, and they wouldn’t wake up.”
And when she heard her mother speaking about naloxone, the lifesaving overdose reversal drug, she wanted to learn how to administer it in case she ever needs to do so for her brother. She has now been taught—and she practices her new skill on her stuffed animals.