Royals' K-Crew girl saves teen's life at Kauffman Stadium

Sam Sapenaro, a member of the Royals' K-Crew, is being credited with potentially saving a young...

Sam Sapenaro, a member of the Royals' K-Crew, is being credited with potentially saving a young fan's life. (FACEBOOK)

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, Last Updated: 9:16 PM ET

A teenager was given potentially life-saving CPR after collapsing at a Kansas City Royals game Thursday evening.

During the first inning, the 14-year-old girl collapsed just after she was shown dancing on Kauffman Stadium's video board.

Sam Sapenaro, a member of the Royals K-Crew who is also a registered nurse, provided CPR and helped revive the girl as the stadium's medical personnel arrived, according to Toby Cook, the Royals' vice president for community affairs.

"To say that it was fortunate that this young woman from the K-Crew was a registered nurse is an understatement," Cook told the Kansas City Star. "She was there, she knew what to do.

"It was a heroic effort on her part to be able to respond that way and have her medical training kick in, going from entertaining fans one second to providing potential life-saving care to somebody the next."


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