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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.

Could You, Would You Save A Life? This CPR-AED Awareness Week, Vow To Know How

May 30, 2017

Could You, Would You Save A Life? This CPR-AED Awareness Week, Vow To Know How

Courtesy of Huffington Post - As she prepared for the PurpleStride 5K in Kansas City a few weeks ago, Brooke Worrel took her time attaching the racing number to her shirt. This usually mindless task was a lot tougher with all the tears filling her eyes.

Montoursville’s Dinges Overcomes Brush With Death, Off To PIAAs In Javelin

May 26, 2017

Montoursville’s Dinges Overcomes Brush With Death, Off To PIAAs In Javelin

Courtesy of Sun-Gazette - Josh Dinges doesn’t remember the day he died. What he knows is from second-hand accounts.

Teen Optimistic About Future After Suffering Cardiac Arrest

May 22, 2017

Teen Optimistic About Future After Suffering Cardiac Arrest

Courtesy of WECT News - Sixteen-year-old Columbus County student, Victoria Harrelson, spent three months in the hospital after collapsing on a softball field in February and suffering from a cardiac arrest.

Hardaway Heroes Save Her Son’s Life, So She Can Celebrate Mother’s Day Instead Of Mourn

May 13, 2017

Hardaway Heroes Save Her Son’s Life, So She Can Celebrate Mother’s Day Instead Of Mourn

Courtesy of Columbus Ledger-Enquirer - This seemingly healthy 16-year-old sophomore suffered cardiac arrest, stopped breathing and had no pulse.

'I Am Not Afraid Of My Children Dying But I Want Them To Be Safe In The World' - Mum Whose Kids Inherited Heart Condition

May 11, 2017

'I Am Not Afraid Of My Children Dying But I Want Them To Be Safe In The World' - Mum Whose Kids Inherited Heart Condition

Courtesy of Independent - A mum who suffered a cardiac arrest when she was teenager has spoken about family life with her children, who inherited the same hereditary heart condition.

Tantasqua Student Donates AED To School, Device Saved Her Life

May 10, 2017

Tantasqua Student Donates AED To School, Device Saved Her Life

Courtesy of Mass Live - Two years ago in February, Kathryn Henry was walking to her next class at Tantasqua Regional Junior High School when she collapsed in the stairwell.

Harcum Student Will Graduate Thanks To LM Officers Who Saved Her Life

May 9, 2017

Harcum Student Will Graduate Thanks To LM Officers Who Saved Her Life

Courtesy of Main Line Times - In February of last year, Annie FitzPatrick, 20, of Merion nearly died after suffering sudden cardiac arrest in the parking lot of a Wawa in Penn Valley.