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Nine-Year-Old Boy Thanks The Two Who Saved His Life

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A nine-year-old boy has an inspirational message for his baseball coach and the other man who saved his life. When he collapsed, the two heroes didn't think twice about doing whatever it took to keep the child alive.

It was a field of dreams, but it turned into a nightmare for Carlos Ramos and his wife Micki.

"It was absolutely the worst experience of my life and one I wish that no parent has to go through," says Micki Ramos.

Ramos' son TJ collapsed last Thursday during baseball practice at FC Byrne Park. Doctors say the nine-year-old boy suffered a heart attack due to a genetic Condition called CPVT.

"He wasn't breathing for two to three minutes," says Carlos Ramos.

TJ'S coach John Callahan and another parent, both of whom happen to be Philadelphia Police officers, raced into action trying to revive young TJ with CPR.

"They were checking his temp, and realized his fingers were turning blue," says Carlos Ramos

Ramos says as his son's life slipped away, but the policemen wouldn't give up.

"The other officer gave him compressions to keep him breathing, keep him going," says Ramos." Without that, unfortunately, we wouldn't be here, TJ wouldn't be here and we'd be at diff location."

On Wednesday, the nine-year-old boy underwent surgery for a defibrillator implant. Coach Callahan visited TJ at CHOP days after saving his life. The nine-year old even recorded a touching video for the officers, expressing his gratitude.

"Thanks coach Callahan and Coach Pasquerello for saving my life… thanks for giving me CPR...KISS" the boy said.

"They saved my son's life. They gave me my life back. I'm forever indebted to them," Micki Ramos says.

"Definitely want to thank Callahan and Pasquerello they saved our kid's life, so we owe them our life," Carlos Ramos says.

It'll be a while before TJ steps back onto the baseball field, but his teammates say that now they're playing for more than just a win.

TJ'S family hopes he'll be home soon after he starts rehab next week to make sure his motor skills are ok. TJ is anxious to get back to playing catcher for his team. He'll have to wear a specially padded chest protector in order to do it.

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