HOUSTON – An 8-year-old boy was reunited Wednesday with first responders who saved his life in December.

On Dec. 8, 2015, Andrew Sprague was not feeling well, and his mom fell asleep holding him on the couch. When she woke up, she found Andrew barely breathing and called 911.

EMTs arrived within minutes and started performing CPR. Houston Fire Department paramedics and EMTs from three other stations arrived to help, but officials say Andrew kept losing pulses.

 An 8-year-old boy was reunited Wednesday with first responders who saved his life in December.
 An 8-year-old boy was reunited Wednesday with first responders who saved his life in December.

Once Andrew got to the hospital, HFD officials successfully regained Andrew’s pulse, but his family was soon told to prepare for the worst. Andrew went into a coma for a week, and his mom was told he may never walk or talk again.

Luckily, Andrew beat the odds, and he spent part of Wednesday at the HFD Fire Station 77 where he and his family personally thanked all of the first responders who helped him during that time. Andrew gave them a scrapbook and in it, said, “Thank you. You are the reason I’m alive.”