BRICK — Seven-year-old Aden Earl was treated like a star Wednesday evening, throwing the first pitch at the Lakewood BlueClaws game.

His mother, watching from the sides, broke down in tears.

Days earlier, Aden had helped save her life.

As the 29-year-old diabetic painfully struggled to remain conscious, Aden dialed 911 and then called a friend to get his mother help.

"If he wasn't here, I don't think I would be standing here right now. Definitely he's my hero. He's my hero indeed," Christine Earl told

Aden Earl , 7, of Brick, throws the first pitch at the Lakewood BlueClaws game Sept. 7, 2016. (Courtesy Lakewood BlueClaws)

Aden had seen his mother fall into a diabetic coma back when he was just 3. The image of  his mother getting so sick stayed with him over the years.

“I was scared that she was going to die," the second-grader told the Asbury Park Press.

Luckily, emergency responders arrived just in time Sunday morning. Aden showed them to his mother.

The BlueClaws, a single-A affiliate of the Phillies, invited him to throw the ceremonial first pitch this week to honor Aden's efforts.

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