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.
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On Saturday, the 14-year-old and his family were able to personally thank the Los Angeles firefighters and paramedics who saved him.
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“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.”
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The firefighters and paramedics who helped save Perez are all from Station 63 in Venice.