A 52-year-old nanny is being hailed a hero after she pushed a stroller carrying a one-year-old boy out of harm’s way in Brooklyn before an oncoming truck struck her.

Arcellie ‘Celi’ Muschamp died December 31 after being hit December 20 in the Park Slope neighborhood, the baby’s dad said.

‘Our son Rowan was amazingly unscathed in the incident and based on eyewitness accounts Celi helped save him from almost-certain serious injury or death by pushing his stroller out of harm’s way as the vehicle approached,’ Patrick Mullen wrote on a Gofundme page.

‘The doctors have called it a miracle and Celi is truly our hero.’ 

Muschamp, originally from Belize, was struck at Union Street and Fifth Avenue and went into an induced coma shortly after the crash.  

Arcellie 'Celi' Muschamp, 52, died December 31 after being hit December 20 in the Park Slope neighborhood of Brooklyn. She pushed the baby she was nannying out of harm's way before the truck struck

Arcellie 'Celi' Muschamp, 52, died December 31 after being hit December 20 in the Park Slope neighborhood of Brooklyn. She pushed the baby she was nannying out of harm's way before the truck struck

Arcellie ‘Celi’ Muschamp, 52, died December 31 after being hit December 20 in the Park Slope neighborhood of Brooklyn. She pushed the baby she was nannying out of harm’s way before the truck struck

Muschamp, originally from Belize, was struck at Union Street and Fifth Avenue and went into an induced coma shortly after the crash

Muschamp, originally from Belize, was struck at Union Street and Fifth Avenue and went into an induced coma shortly after the crash

Muschamp, originally from Belize, was struck at Union Street and Fifth Avenue and went into an induced coma shortly after the crash

It’s not clear whether she was passing through one of the intersection’s marked cross walks, or if the truck driver faces charges; police told DailyMail.com only that ‘the investigation is ongoing.

The married mother died surrounded by loved ones 11 days after being injured, Mullen said.

‘My wife and I will forever consider her the guardian angel of our son Rowan, whom she saved through her actions and sacrifice,’ he said. ‘Our thoughts remain with her family and children during this time. Bless her soul.’

The parents of the boy she saved launched a Gofundme for Muschamp's family which raised more than $80,000 as of Sunday afternoon

The parents of the boy she saved launched a Gofundme for Muschamp's family which raised more than $80,000 as of Sunday afternoon

The parents of the boy she saved launched a Gofundme for Muschamp’s family which raised more than $80,000 as of Sunday afternoon

Her daughter, Rahzel Muschamp, described her as ‘the most selfless person ever’ and someone who adored looking after children.

‘I had a chance to look at her cellphone recently and I looked at her pictures and 60% of them were of the child she was caring for,’ she told The New York Daily News. ‘That shows she loved these kids so much.’

New York Senator Chuck Schumer praised Muschamp’s actions Sunday after learning of her death.

 ‘Celi Muschamp is a hero,’ he said in a Facebook post.

‘She was brave, selflessly saving the life of a 1-year-old she cared for.

‘I’m praying for her family and her loved ones. And we will keep working to make our streets safer from traffic violence.’

The victim was described by her daughter as 'the most selfless person ever' and someone who adored looking after children

The victim was described by her daughter as 'the most selfless person ever' and someone who adored looking after children

The victim was described by her daughter as ‘the most selfless person ever’ and someone who adored looking after children

New York Senator Chuck Schumer praised Muschamp's actions Sunday after learning of her death.

New York Senator Chuck Schumer praised Muschamp's actions Sunday after learning of her death.

New York Senator Chuck Schumer praised Muschamp’s actions Sunday after learning of her death.

Muschamp's relatives turned to social media to pay tribute to the 'beautiful' woman

Muschamp's relatives turned to social media to pay tribute to the 'beautiful' woman

Muschamp’s relatives turned to social media to pay tribute to the ‘beautiful’ woman 

The nanny died less than two months after her mother’s November 11 death. Her sister was among those to mourn the loss online.  

‘[I’m] sitting down here just thinking about the beautiful relationship I had with my beautiful Sister,’ Yolz Aleman said on Facebook. ‘We would just talk and laugh giving each other jokes telling me about her kids and how much she love me and will always be here for me. 

‘…I will forever love you sleep in perfect peace little Sister our Hero till we meet again.’

A GoFundMe for her family raised more than $80,000 as of Sunday afternoon. 

Source: DailyMail

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