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'Don't Die. Don't Leave Us.' The Frantic Effort to Save the Life of SC State's Ty Solomon

Dec 9, 2017

'Don't Die. Don't Leave Us.' The Frantic Effort to Save the Life of SC State's Ty Solomon

Courtesy of MSN - Wake County paramedics Greg Rodevick and Rich Eldridge ran across the PNC Arena court last Saturday, heading toward N.C. State guard Markell Johnson and his apparent knee injury.

Student Who Collapsed at Liberty HS Returns to Meet Staff Who Saved Him

Dec 5, 2017

Student Who Collapsed at Liberty HS Returns to Meet Staff Who Saved Him

Courtesy of Fox 12 Oregon - It was an emotional reunion at Liberty High School in Hillsboro Tuesday, as 14-year-old Quillen Franklin returned to the school for the first time since collapsing in cardiac arrest just over two weeks ago.

S.C. State Player's Collapse an Important Reminder for Coaches, Medical Personnel

Dec 5, 2017

S.C. State Player's Collapse an Important Reminder for Coaches, Medical Personnel

Courtesy of The Post and Courier - Minutes into a college basketball game, a player collapses.

Mayfield, Altman Push for Mandatory CPR Training in High Schools

Nov 28, 2017

Mayfield, Altman Push for Mandatory CPR Training in High Schools

Courtesy of Florida Today - "I died doing something I've been doing every day of my life," Lexi Sima told a couple hundred of her schoolmates at Viera High School Tuesday afternoon.

Footballer Who Suffered Cardiac Arrest on the Pitch Owes Life to Bystander Who Gave Him CPR

Nov 27, 2017

Footballer Who Suffered Cardiac Arrest on the Pitch Owes Life to Bystander Who Gave Him CPR

Courtesy of Somerset Live - A footballer who nearly died when he suffered a cardiac arrest during a competitive match says that he owes his life to the fact that there were people at the game who had been trained in CPR.

Teacher’s CPR Skills Saved Nine-Year-Old Cooper Appleyard’s Life

Nov 25, 2017

Teacher’s CPR Skills Saved Nine-Year-Old Cooper Appleyard’s Life

Courtesy of The Daily Telegraph - Three weeks ago, the athletic nine-year-old was rehearsing for the end of year concert at his Sylvania Heights dance school. He landed a perfect no-handed cartwheel and then promptly collapsed. He had no pulse.

S.C. Basketball Player Revived from Cardiac Arrest During Game

Nov 22, 2017

S.C. Basketball Player Revived from Cardiac Arrest During Game

Courtesy of USA Today - A Hanna (North Anderson, S.C.) basketball player collapsed and apparently went into cardiac arrest at a game Monday evening but was revived by an athletic trainer who used a defibrillator, according to school officials.

West Haven Teen Reunites With Crews That Helped Save Her Life

Nov 16, 2017

West Haven Teen Reunites With Crews That Helped Save Her Life

Courtesy of West Haven Patch - A teen was saved by the quick actions of her coach and emergency crews after a sudden cardiac arrest during a soccer practice at Quinnipiac.

Missouri Student Saved by Staff After Sudden Cardiac Arrest

Nov 9, 2017

Missouri Student Saved by Staff After Sudden Cardiac Arrest

Courtesy of Ozarks First - Quick action saves the life of a northern Missouri high school student.

Congenital Heart Defect Nearly Took High School Athlete’s Life. Now He Plays College Football.

Nov 7, 2017

Congenital Heart Defect Nearly Took High School Athlete’s Life. Now He Plays College Football.

Courtesy of Wimbledon Health Partners - In an article published in The Signal, a publication of The College of New Jersey, Maximillian C. Burgos tells the story of football player Anthony Cortazzo, who collapsed during a routine track practice in high school, nearly dying from sudden cardiac arrest.

Brevard Schools to Add CPR Training as Graduation Requirement

Nov 1, 2017

Brevard Schools to Add CPR Training as Graduation Requirement

Courtesy of Florida Today - As Shawn Sima sat next to his daughter’s hospital bed, he started to feverishly research. How could this happen? Here she was a happy, healthy 16-year-old cheerleader, and just like that — Lexi Sima fell off a treadmill at a Viera gym and into cardiac arrest.

School Team’s Training Saves A Teen’s Life

Oct 26, 2017

School Team’s Training Saves A Teen’s Life

Courtesy of The West Australian - According to the proverb, it takes a village to raise a child — but a Perth family have discovered it also takes a village to save a child.

Spencer Homecoming King Thanks His 'Crew' After Cardiac Arrest

Oct 25, 2017

Spencer Homecoming King Thanks His 'Crew' After Cardiac Arrest

Courtesy of Sioux City Journal - Austin Crew, the Spencer High School homecoming king who collapsed and suffered cardiac arrest after a football game on Oct. 13, returned to school this week.

Cunningham Finds New Calling Off the Ice

Oct 23, 2017

Cunningham Finds New Calling Off the Ice

Courtesy of TSN - Craig Cunningham lost his leg and his career as a professional hockey player. He almost lost his life, too.

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.