VENICE (CBSLA) — A teenager on Saturday had an opportunity to meet the firefighters who saved his life last month.
Jacob Perez suddenly lost consciousness while on a baseball field. He suffered cardiac arrest and was revived. Perez has fully recovered.READ MORE: California's Mask Mandate May Also End On June 15
On Saturday, the 14-year-old and his family were able to personally thank the Los Angeles firefighters and paramedics who saved him.READ MORE: LA Begins Process To Make Al Fresco Outdoor Dining Program Permanent
“I feel grateful,” Perez said. “I feel very grateful that I get to be here today.”
“I’m happy to be able to meet someone,” said Melissa Galleano, an LAFD firefighter. “Normally, we don’t get to see the outcome of our calls.”MORE NEWS: Pedestrian Killed After Being Struck By Subway Train In Westlake District
The firefighters and paramedics who helped save Perez are all from Station 63 in Venice.