Father reunites with Good Samaritan he says helped save son's life

- A father praying for their son's recovery finally met the Good Samaritan who helped saved their son's life.

"You were that link in the chain. The guardian angel that actually did something," said Burt Rivera to nurse Lety Reynaga.

Last Tuesday, Dane lost control of his skateboard on this busy Santa Monica street near Ashlin and Glen Avenue.

He crashed into this wall, suffering a massive head injury.

He was not wearing a helmet.

Reynaga was driving by when she saw Dane on the ground.

I came out of the car and saw he was bleeding really badly. You couldn't even see his face it was that bad. I thought of my kids. This could be one of my kids that would need help. And I thought I wished someone would do the same for mine," said Reynaga.

Reynaga helped divert cars....And says another Good Samaritan wanted to move Dane.

Her medical instinct kicked in. She insisted he stay put.

They needed to keep him like that if he had any injuries in his head or back. I told him to keep him laying down," said Reynaga.

I tried to calm him down because he was moaning he was in a lot of pain.

A neighbor snapped this photo of her and of Dane wheeled into an ambulance.

But first responders and that neighbor didn't get the mystery woman's phone number.

So the Rivera family reached out to Fox 11.

"I need to see her face I needed to see the person who was the first link to the chain," said Rivera.

We shared this photo of her on our broadcast and social media pages to hopefully connect the family with her.

It worked.

Reynaga sister saw our link and called her.

'I'm like...You're joking...And she's like no they're looking for you," said Reynaga.

Now Reynaga says she hopes to join the family in their prayers for the 20 year old, who is still in critical condition at UCLA Medical Center.

"He's going to get better. I know," said Reynaga.

'I can't wait for when my son opens his eyes he can understand I want to bring Lety to see him again and say this is your guardian angel," said Rivera.

Rivera says early Monday morning, doctors saw the first burst of brain activity.

Dane still remains in a medically induced coma.
 

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