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Playing with Heart: How N.J. Teen Went From Death’s Door Back to Football Field

Oct 12, 2017

Playing with Heart: How N.J. Teen Went From Death’s Door Back to Football Field

Courtesy of NJ.com - Suddenly, Nick Zahos stopped breathing. His eyes rolled back in his head. His face turned red and sweaty. His throat gurgled as he struggled for air.

Carthage Middle-Schooler Revived on Football Field; Wants to Meet His Lifesavers

Oct 7, 2017

Carthage Middle-Schooler Revived on Football Field; Wants to Meet His Lifesavers

Courtesy of Longview News-Journal - A Carthage middle school football player who collapsed on the field Thursday night in Henderson says he wants to meet the people who saved his life.

Transplant Survivor Lives Life To The Fullest

Sep 29, 2017

Transplant Survivor Lives Life To The Fullest

Courtesy of IOL - After surviving 25 cardiac arrests and losing a brother to a heart condition, a heart transplant survivor Michelle Luscombe is determined to live her life to the fullest.

Teen Of The Week: Cardiac Episode A Life Changer

Sep 13, 2017

Teen Of The Week: Cardiac Episode A Life Changer

Courtesy of The Marietta Times - A frightening episode at the age of 12 could have been fatal for Kate Liston. Thankfully, Kate is now a Warren High School senior using her experience to help other students.

My Teenager's HCM Story

Sep 8, 2017

My Teenager's HCM Story

They told me that my 16 year old’s heart during his stress test was that of an adult male triathlete. The fact that my son had zero symptoms but the pressures in his heart were that intense told the doctors that his first symptom could be his last.

Boy Whose Heart Stopped After Bite Of Hot Dog Found To Have Rare Condition

Sep 7, 2017

Boy Whose Heart Stopped After Bite Of Hot Dog Found To Have Rare Condition

Courtesy of CNN - 9-year-old boy who was enjoying a hot dog took an overly big bite -- and went into cardiac arrest. But choking wasn't the cause, according to a case study published Wednesday in the journal Pediatrics.

Teen Thanks Teachers Who Saved His Life After Cardiac Arrest With Top Grades

Aug 17, 2017

Teen Thanks Teachers Who Saved His Life After Cardiac Arrest With Top Grades

Courtesy of Nottingham Post - A teenager whose life was saved by quick-thinking staff at a Nottinghamshire school has been called an “inspiration” after achieving top marks in his exams.

Jack Essner's Story Of Survival

Aug 9, 2017

Jack Essner's Story Of Survival

Courtesy of KFVS - Whether you believe in miracles, good fortune or good timing...there's no denying that at least one of those things came into play on August 8 of last year.

Training, Quick Response Saved THS Student

Aug 5, 2017

Training, Quick Response Saved THS Student

Courtesy of TDT News - “A kid ran in and said ‘Scrubs, we need you on the field,’” athletic trainer Windee Skrabanek remembered.

College Student Makes Amazing Recovery After Severe Brain Damage

Jul 26, 2017

College Student Makes Amazing Recovery After Severe Brain Damage

Courtesy of KTRE - It was just a typical Saturday for a young, college student, playing a pick-up game of football, with his friends. But, 20 year old, Stephen Mask's life completely changed in a matter of seconds.

Suburban Footballer Kadel Key Alive And Kicking After On-Field Cardiac Arrest

Jul 23, 2017

Suburban Footballer Kadel Key Alive And Kicking After On-Field Cardiac Arrest

Courtesy of Herald Sun - KADEL Key had lined up to smother a set shot during a suburban footy game when the lights went out.

He Has The Heart Of A Champion

Jul 22, 2017

He Has The Heart Of A Champion

Courtesy of News Hub - “A poster child for chronic disease.” That’s how Dylan Deem, 25, once described himself. But there’s more – he’s an award-winning athlete, he’s a college graduate, he’s an author . . . he’s a survivor.

WYATT STRONG: Vallivue Football Player Miraculously Recovers From Cardiac Arrest After Mom Administers CPR

Jul 19, 2017

WYATT STRONG: Vallivue Football Player Miraculously Recovers From Cardiac Arrest After Mom Administers CPR

Courtesy of Idaho Press-Tribune - After being dragged from his family’s swimming pool and complaining of chest pains, he stopped responding to the people around him. He stopped breathing. His heart stopped beating.

Melbourne Teen's Remarkable Recovery After Going Into Cardiac Arrest

Jul 18, 2017

Melbourne Teen's Remarkable Recovery After Going Into Cardiac Arrest

Courtesy of 9 News - Fit and healthy 16-year-old Benny Cooper was just a kilometre from a triathlon finish line 18 months ago when he suddenly collapsed, going into cardiac arrest.

15-Year Old Battles Back From Cardiac Arrest With Help Of EMT

Jun 30, 2017

15-Year Old Battles Back From Cardiac Arrest With Help Of EMT

Courtesy of Portsmouth Daily Times - Wednesday, June 8, 2016 looked to be another calm, late spring day for Tracy, Kayla, and Kayla’s older sister, Josalyn Grube, with Tracy out providing for her kids, who were enjoying the beginning of summer break. Unfortunately, it wouldn’t end that way.

When Your Heart Is Not In The Game - Sudden Death On The Sports Field

Jun 27, 2017

When Your Heart Is Not In The Game - Sudden Death On The Sports Field

Courtesy of The Irish Times - GAA player Cathal Joyce woke up at the sideline, surrounded by paramedics, and was so weak he couldn’t lift his arms and didn’t know what was happening.

AFL Player, 19, Goes Into Cardiac Arrest And Has To Be Given CPR On The Field After Being Hit In The Face By The Ball

Jun 18, 2017

AFL Player, 19, Goes Into Cardiac Arrest And Has To Be Given CPR On The Field After Being Hit In The Face By The Ball

Courtesy of Daily Mail - A footy player has been revived on the field after going into cardiac arrest when hit in the face by a ball.

Cardiac Arrest Survivor Pushes To Make CPR Mandatory In Schools

Jun 6, 2017

Cardiac Arrest Survivor Pushes To Make CPR Mandatory In Schools

Courtesy of KSN - An initiative to educate more young people about CPR is gaining some momentum.

For Otherwise Healthy Mom, 'Everything Changed' When Her Heart Stopped In Her Sleep

Jun 5, 2017

For Otherwise Healthy Mom, 'Everything Changed' When Her Heart Stopped In Her Sleep

Courtesy of Philly - Almost nine years ago, I was 35 years old and in the best shape of my life.

People Who Survived Cardiac Arrest Reunited With EMS Workers

Jun 2, 2017

People Who Survived Cardiac Arrest Reunited With EMS Workers

Courtesy of LF Press - On a December morning, Marilyn Samways got a phone call saying that her daughter Jennifer was in the emergency room after undergoing cardiac arrest.