CHANDLER, Ariz. (KSAZ) - A 13-year-old valley boy is credited with saving the life of his baseball coach. The 26-year-old coach had a heart attack and collapsed during practice.
The teen gave him CPR and called 9-1-1, and says all he did was follow through on what he learned about CPR.
"I really feel like the Lord puts people in your life for a reason, when I met Nate two years ago, I didn't know it was this big of a plan," said Issac Wenrich.
Wenrich says it was just another day at practice when the unthinkable happened.
"I sat down on the bucket like I always do before we start our lesson, and the next thing I know like four days later I'm waking up in the hospital, I honestly don't recall anything," said Wenrich.
The coach was suffering from a massive heart attack, what he didn't know was one of his players, Nate Boyer, was about to save his life.
"I was coming back from stretching, and I was like hey let's get started, and he fell face down off the bucket, and at first I thought he was joking cause that's Issac," said Nate Boyer.
After he called 9-1-1 Boyer put his Boy Scout skills to the test, and performed CPR.
"I was just like doing it, I didn't want to over-think it like 'OMG he's going to die,' I was just staying focused, and like I just gotta do this if he wants to stay alive," said Boyer.
Now healthy and reunited Nate and Issac say they share a bond much bigger than just coach and student.
"I wouldn't be here today if it weren't for him," said Wenrich.