OCALA (FOX 13) - A family is forever grateful for a woman who was in the right place at the right time but is now being called a hero.
Katie Patel is a nurse at Memorial Hospital in Tampa who helped save the life of a 13-year-old.
Patrick Plunkett, Jr. was hit in the chest with a baseball while pitching in a tournament in Ocala.
"I watched him go down [and] didn't think too much of it, at first, because I [saw] him get hit lots of times before," Patrick's mother, Kristina Plunkett said. "He usually shakes it off and gets right back up but he wasn't moving that time and he wasn't getting back up."
The ball hit Patrick in the heart and he went into cardiac arrest.
Katie was at the game, along with another nurse and they sprung into action.
"I just kept doing chest compressions and then he actually had a seizure and I said, 'Good,'" Patel remembers.
The Plunketts credit Patel with saving Patrick's life.
"At our house, we call her the angel in the infield because that is what she is," Patrick Plunkett, Sr. said.
"I think she is amazing," Kristina Plunkett added. "She truly is an angel from heaven,"
Patrick and Katie Patel recently reunited. The two say they will stay friends for life.
"I told him that I would be stalking him on Facebook for the rest of his life," Patel laughed.