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Dublin model Alison Canavan saved by young son after collapsing from mystery virus

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a woman holding a sign: Alison Canavan with her son James at the launch of her book at House on Leeson St, Dublin. © Brian McEvoy Alison Canavan with her son James at the launch of her book at House on Leeson St, Dublin.

Model Alison Canavan had the fright of her life when she suddenly collapsed while in the company of her young son in London last week.

The 40-year-old found out that she had bacterial pneumonia, pleurisy, and a mystery virus all at the same time.

Alison was surprised at how her son, James, aged 7, calmly handled the incident.

a woman smiling for the camera © Credits: Brian McEvoy

Brian McEvoy

She told the Irish Independent: “My words got mumbled when it happened and he rang my friend and said ‘mummy needs help’.

“My friend rang the doctor and he let the doctor up to the building,” she said.

Alison also said James was “incredibly calm” throughout the incident where she lost consciousness for ten minutes.

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Doctors have suspected that she contracted the virus during her flight from LA last month.

Alison is finally back in Ireland after being cleared medically to fly home and said that her healthy lifestyle is what helped her recover quickly.

She told her fans about the incident on Instagram.

She said in her post: “This day last week my 7 year old boy picked up the phone and saved his mummy.

“On a trip to London I got taken down by a virus and within hours collapsed and was rushed to hospital.

“It has been an intense and scary week but I am now on the mend.

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Collins Photos

“Thank you to all my friends and family including @karyclince, Fiona Kelly, my mum, my sis Laura who is on her way over to me, Margaret and Marion and the list goes on.

“I have learnt that our health is precious, the kindness of others heals and can make you feel safe when you are scared.

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“Dr Coker At London Bridge Hospital is my hero and her quest to get to the bottom of everything is extraordinary.

“Thank you for all the prayer and healing circles that have been sent my way by everyone.

“They really worked.”

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