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2 Basketball Moms Linked Through Tragedy Push For More AEDs in Schools

Nov 13, 2018

2 Basketball Moms Linked Through Tragedy Push For More AEDs in Schools

Courtesy of WGLT - Two basketball mothers who endured the shock of their sons collapsing on the court have very different stories to tell.

Garfield Teen Recounts Terrifying Moment on Soccer Field

Oct 11, 2018

Garfield Teen Recounts Terrifying Moment on Soccer Field

Courtesy of NorthJersey.com - Gabriela Koziol plays goalie, but when she needed the ultimate save, her Garfield family was there.

Teen Went Into Cardiac Arrest During Spelling Bee

Sep 5, 2018

Teen Went Into Cardiac Arrest During Spelling Bee

Courtesy of Medical Xpress - After correctly spelling the first word given to her at an eighth-grade spelling bee, Emma Baker walked back to her seat, sat down and promptly collapsed onto the shoulder of another young contestant.

Three Months After Cardiac Arrest Ordeal, Matawan H.S. Hoops Star Ready to Come Home

Aug 17, 2018

Three Months After Cardiac Arrest Ordeal, Matawan H.S. Hoops Star Ready to Come Home

Courtesy of App - In May, during a club-team practice, Rogers suffered sudden cardiac arrest. He collapsed and stopped breathing.

Overcoming Tragedy, Owen Toland Displays His Heart of Gold and Shines Athletically at Lincoln-Sudbury His Senior Year

Jun 30, 2018

Overcoming Tragedy, Owen Toland Displays His Heart of Gold and Shines Athletically at Lincoln-Sudbury His Senior Year

Courtesy of Wicked Local - Following the sudden death of his father from a rare heart infection on Christmas Day of 2012, Owen Toland soon endured his own battle with a heart defect.

Teenage Lacrosse Player Cardiac Arrest Survivor to Meet His EMS & Chain of Survival Rescuers

Jun 20, 2018

Teenage Lacrosse Player Cardiac Arrest Survivor to Meet His EMS & Chain of Survival Rescuers

Courtesy of The Lund Report - On May 23rd, Colby Clay was struck in the chest by a lacrosse ball while on the playing field. Immediately complaining of shortness of breath-he went unresponsive.

CPR Saves Beaverton Lacrosse Player's Life

Jun 8, 2018

CPR Saves Beaverton Lacrosse Player's Life

Courtesy of KATU - Westview High School sophomore Colby Clay collapsed and nearly died on May 23.

Matawan High School Basketball Player 'Slowly Recovering' after Sudden Cardiac Arrest

May 31, 2018

Matawan High School Basketball Player 'Slowly Recovering' after Sudden Cardiac Arrest

Courtesy of App - Darrell Rogers, a 16-year-old sophomore, remains in intensive care at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, according to two of his coaches.

When his Teammate Stopped Breathing, this Teen Helped Save His Life

May 11, 2018

When his Teammate Stopped Breathing, this Teen Helped Save His Life

Courtesy of Tr-City Herald - Junior Jacob Pribilsky had just finished his 400-meter race at the Blue Devils Legends Invite and was having trouble breathing.

Hidden Valley Heroes: Coaches, Staff Save Student's Life

May 9, 2018

Hidden Valley Heroes: Coaches, Staff Save Student's Life

Courtesy of WSLS 10 News - It was a typical day at Hidden Valley High School when something happened in the gym, that would change one young man's life forever.

Mother Thankful for Quick Action of Hidden Valley High School Staff Who Saved Her Son's Life

May 4, 2018

Mother Thankful for Quick Action of Hidden Valley High School Staff Who Saved Her Son's Life

Courtesy of The Roanoke Times - When Xavier Callaway collapsed during gym class last month, the staff at Hidden Valley High School sprang into action.

His Mind Was Set On A Football Scholarship, But His Heart Won't Let Him Play Anymore

Apr 27, 2018

His Mind Was Set On A Football Scholarship, But His Heart Won't Let Him Play Anymore

Courtesy of DFW Varsity - When he switched positions, from quarterback to cornerback, Brandon Reed learned quickly to cope with no longer having the ball in his hands at all times.

Young Boy's Life Saved by CPR After Sudden Cardiac Arrest

Apr 17, 2018

Young Boy's Life Saved by CPR After Sudden Cardiac Arrest

Courtesy of Millenium Post - Timely intervention by doctors saved a 18-year-old boy's life from sudden cardiac arrest.

Runner Who Collapsed During Race Thanks Strangers Who Saved Her Life

Apr 16, 2018

Runner Who Collapsed During Race Thanks Strangers Who Saved Her Life

Courtesy of Fox 7 - Bailey Adam was running a half-marathon when she collapsed from sudden cardiac arrest. Her heart stopped and she had no pulse.

Men Who Saved Central Valley Teen Honored with Lifesaving Award

Apr 9, 2018

Men Who Saved Central Valley Teen Honored with Lifesaving Award

Courtesy of KXLY - Brandon Snider still remembers what it felt like before his heart stopped beating.

Pensacola Teen Off Life Support after Cardiac Arrest During Practice

Apr 3, 2018

Pensacola Teen Off Life Support after Cardiac Arrest During Practice

Courtesy of Wear TV - Doctors are searching for answers after a Pensacola student suddenly collapsed during a basketball practice.

Hockey Player's Life Saved At Piney Orchard Ice Arena

Apr 1, 2018

Hockey Player's Life Saved At Piney Orchard Ice Arena

Courtesy of Odenton Patch - An Eagle Scout's project to place an automated defibrillator at an Odenton ice arena has saved a second life.

This Woman Thought She Had Anxiety, But It Was Actually a Rare Heart Defect

Mar 15, 2018

This Woman Thought She Had Anxiety, But It Was Actually a Rare Heart Defect

Courtesy of SHAPE - Heidi Stewart swam competitively starting when she was 8 years old. Like a lot of athletes, she experienced post-race jitters, often feeling her heart beat out of her chest to the point of discomfort—but she always chalked it up to nerves.

Ashley Shepherd's Story

Mar 14, 2018

Ashley Shepherd's Story

Courtesy of Ashley Shepherd - My story begins on February 3, 2003. It was just another ordinary Monday.

Schoolboy's Life Saved Ten Times by His Defibrillator

Mar 9, 2018

Schoolboy's Life Saved Ten Times by His Defibrillator

Courtesy of Birmingham Live - A schoolboy who suffered a cardiac arrest on his way home from school has had his life saved ten times by his implanted defibrillator.