BERGEN - A mother of two who sprang into action to save another little boy who lost consciousness on a baseball field was honored Monday night.
The Harrington Park Boro Council took a moment to recognize Maureen Renaghan for saving the life of 8-year-old Ian McGreevy on May 11 after he was hit in the chest by a thrown ball while trying to steal third base.
Ian stood up briefly and then collapsed and stopped breathing.
Renaghan, who says she learned CPR 20 years ago as a camp counselor, surprised herself when she was able to get Ian to start breathing again before paramedics arrived.
"I don't know how I remembered. Don't know what made me do it," Renaghan said. "I just knew he needed help and something in me- mother instinct or something."
Ian survived and he and his family were at the meeting to help honor his own personal hero.
Police officers and EMTs who responded that day were also honored by the council.