Local Mercer Island girl to throw ceremonial first pitch at Mariners game on Sept.14 alongside Medic One paramedic who saved her life

Lily James, a 9 year-old Mercer Island girl, was involved in a horrific boating accident back in 2009 that almost severed her legs and ended her life. Medic One paramedic Phil Pierson was one of the first people to arrive at the scene and his effort and world-class paramedic training helped save Lily’s life. Lily will join Phil at the Mariners game on Wednesday to throw out the first pitch as he receives the ‘Spirit of Team Play’ award, an honor bestowed by the Medic One Foundation. The Mariners have created a special offer for the game and $5 from every ticket purchased here, will go towards the Medic One Foundation.

To learn more about Lily and Phil’s incredible story, see this article written by Lynda Mapes over at The Seattle Times.