Boy Stops Breathing After Being Hit by Baseball

Little Leaguer out of hospital after collapsing on field

Monday, May 13, 2013  |  Updated 9:55 PM EDT
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Boy Stops Breathing After Being Hit by Baseball

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A New Jersey boy who stopped breathing when he was hit in the chest by a baseball during a Little League game is home from the hospital.

Ian McGreevey is expected to make a full recovery.

His father, Ken, tells The Record newspaper it was “the best present” his wife could receive on Mother's Day.

The 8-year-old Northvale resident was playing on Saturday when he tried to steal third base and was hit in the chest by a ball thrown by the catcher. The boy collapsed.

The mother of a player from the opposing team, Maureen Renaghan, checked the boy's pulse and began performing CPR. She managed to get him breathing before paramedics arrived.

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“I’m forever in her debt,” Ian’s mother Lisa McGreevy told the paper. “I thank God she was there because I don’t know what would’ve happened if she wasn’t.”

The third-grader will wear a heart monitor for the time being.
 

 


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