New Jersey, 6 September, 2016
Ian McGreevy, 8, was playing baseball with his Little League team in New Jersey when a ball struck him hard against the chest and knocked him flat on the ground. Everyone thought he was just shocked but it was much more serious than that: he actually went into cardiac arrest. A mother from the opposite team, Maureen Renaghan, jumped in to help.
According to NBC 4 New York, Renaghan rushed to perform CPR on the boy. He was fully breathing when the ambulance arrived on the scene to take him to the hospital, and has since made a full recovery.
“I learned CPR 20 years ago,” Renaghan said. “It’s easier than you think!”
Adapted from Laura Vitto, “8 Real-Life Superheroes Who Saved the Day”, Mashable, January 2013.