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Following Heart Surgery, T.L. Hanna Basketball Player Clate Pendergrass Has Chance to Play Again

Jan 30, 2018

Following Heart Surgery, T.L. Hanna Basketball Player Clate Pendergrass Has Chance to Play Again

Courtesy of Independent Mail - Nearly three months ago, Clayton Pendergrass's life changed.

Mansfield ISD Coaches, Classmates Save Boy after Collapsing on Field

Jan 29, 2018

Mansfield ISD Coaches, Classmates Save Boy after Collapsing on Field

Courtesy of Fox 4 - Several Mansfield coaches, students and a nurse are being credited with saving the life of a student who collapsed on the football field.

After Suffering Cardiac Arrest as Teen, Heidi Stewart Aims to Educate Others

Jan 29, 2018

After Suffering Cardiac Arrest as Teen, Heidi Stewart Aims to Educate Others

Courtesy of The Columbian - The first thing Heidi Stewart did when she woke up in the cardiovascular intensive care unit was try to wiggle her fingers and toes. The 18-year-old high school senior had suffered sudden cardiac arrest.

Ceremony Honors Individuals who Saved the Life of Teen Volleyball Player

Jan 21, 2018

Ceremony Honors Individuals who Saved the Life of Teen Volleyball Player

Courtesy of Kenosha News - 17-year-old Franklin teenager was practicing with his B-18 team of the Southport Volleyball Club at the Boys & Girls Club when he fell over.

Neighbour Saves Boy, 11, Who Was 'Minutes from Death' after Collapsing

Jan 21, 2018

Neighbour Saves Boy, 11, Who Was 'Minutes from Death' after Collapsing

Courtesy of Yahoo News - A Queensland mum, with help from her neighbour, has managed to save the life of an 11-year-old boy who went into cardiac arrest.

11-Year-Old 'Minutes from Death' Saved by Neighbour

Jan 19, 2018

11-Year-Old 'Minutes from Death' Saved by Neighbour

Courtesy of Fraser Coast Chronicle - HARRY Stewart looks like an ordinary 11-year-old boy, but just last month he was minutes from death.

A Reagan Hoops Player’s Sudden Return from Sudden Cardiac Arrest

Jan 16, 2018

A Reagan Hoops Player’s Sudden Return from Sudden Cardiac Arrest

Courtesy of Rivard Report - Three minutes into a morning basketball drill in the school gym, Reagan High School guard Kaeyel Moore collapsed, hitting the floor with a thud.

Fast-Acting Coach Saves Reagan HS Student Who Went Into Cardiac Arrest, Stopped Breathing

Jan 9, 2018

Fast-Acting Coach Saves Reagan HS Student Who Went Into Cardiac Arrest, Stopped Breathing

Courtesy of KSAT - A coach is being credited with helping save a Reagan High School student who went into cardiac arrest Tuesday morning.

Girl Saved by Firefighters, Nurses After Falling Into Cardiac Arrest

Jan 8, 2018

Girl Saved by Firefighters, Nurses After Falling Into Cardiac Arrest

Courtesy of Fox News - Quick action by first-responders is being credited with saving the life of a young girl who collapsed on the sideline of a basketball tournament in Kentucky on Saturday.

A Second Chance

Jan 5, 2018

A Second Chance

Courtesy of Marshall Independent - Without immediate treatment, nine out of 10 victims of sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) lose their life.

Grove City’s Nick Bapst Survives Scary Cardiac Arrest as Ashland Basketball Player

Dec 31, 2017

Grove City’s Nick Bapst Survives Scary Cardiac Arrest as Ashland Basketball Player

Courtesy of The Columbus Dispatch - Bounding carefree up and down basketball courts since the age of 3 or 4, Nick Bapst couldn’t have imagined the nightmarish episode on Oct. 25 that would change his life forever.

First Responder Team Saves Student’s Life at Fowler Drive Elementary

Dec 24, 2017

First Responder Team Saves Student’s Life at Fowler Drive Elementary

Courtesy of Athens Banner-Herald - As children were lining up to go back inside after recess, Ace lay unresponsive on the ground. He had gone into cardiac arrest.

Diagnosed with HCM, Ashland University Basketball Player Stays Positive

Dec 21, 2017

Diagnosed with HCM, Ashland University Basketball Player Stays Positive

Courtesy of Wimbledon Health Partners - 20-year-old Nick Bapst went into sudden cardiac arrest during a basketball game in late October.

Tragedy (and Hope) in the Basketball Community. What More Can Be Done to Protect Student Athletes?

Dec 20, 2017

Tragedy (and Hope) in the Basketball Community. What More Can Be Done to Protect Student Athletes?

Courtesy of Wimbledon Health Partners - Schools have the choice to add an extra layer of protection when it comes to the safety of their athletes.

Pendleton Coach Paul Sutherland and Hanna Player Clayton Pendergrass Discuss Heart Attacks

Dec 19, 2017

Pendleton Coach Paul Sutherland and Hanna Player Clayton Pendergrass Discuss Heart Attacks

Courtesy of Independent Mail - Sutherland and Pendergrass got together recently at the Independent Mail to talk about their shared experience of suffering a heart attack on the field of play and how the incidents have changed their lives.

Martinsburg Faculty, Staff Recognized for Reviving Student

Dec 19, 2017

Martinsburg Faculty, Staff Recognized for Reviving Student

Courtesy of Herald Mail Media - A handful of faculty and staff members at Martinsburg High School were recognized at Monday night's Berkeley County (W.Va.) Board of Education meeting for their efforts to revive a 17-year-old student who suffered a medical emergency last week.

Plum Sophomore Little Sidelined by Heart Condition

Dec 16, 2017

Plum Sophomore Little Sidelined by Heart Condition

Courtesy of Trib Live - Little, a Plum sophomore, still is getting used to the short-circuiting of a promising football and wrestling career after getting diagnosed last month with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, a heart condition that can cause sudden cardiac arrest.

'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.