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Edmonton Runner Reunited with People Who Saved His Life: ‘Can’t Explain How Grateful I Am’

Nov 28, 2018

Edmonton Runner Reunited with People Who Saved His Life: ‘Can’t Explain How Grateful I Am’

Courtesy of Global News - An Edmonton man said he was overwhelmed after meeting several people who stepped in without question to help save his life last month.

Giving Thanks for Life: Shawnee Woman Grateful to REACT Medics

Nov 27, 2018

Giving Thanks for Life: Shawnee Woman Grateful to REACT Medics

Courtesy of The Shawnee News-Star - LouAnn Everett is grateful to REACT EMS paramedics, who gave her something she is really thankful for — a second chance at life.

How a Coach and PE Teacher Saved This North Monterey County Alum's Life

Nov 27, 2018

How a Coach and PE Teacher Saved This North Monterey County Alum's Life

Courtesy of The Californian - Eli Tolentino doesn't remember anything past waking up in the morning on Sept. 18.

After Husband Saves Wife, Couple Promotes CPR Training

Nov 26, 2018

After Husband Saves Wife, Couple Promotes CPR Training

Courtesy of Grand Forks Herald - On Jan. 16, Greg Chuppe's wife, Laurie, went into sudden cardiac arrest.

Fort Polk Vet, Active Duty Soldier Save Golfer's Life

Nov 21, 2018

Fort Polk Vet, Active Duty Soldier Save Golfer's Life

Courtesy of KNOE - August 26 started out as a normal Sunday game at Links on the Bayou.

Heart Transplant Recipient Takes on Donor’s Passion for Baking

Nov 20, 2018

Heart Transplant Recipient Takes on Donor’s Passion for Baking

Courtesy of WLBT - A Jackson man, unaware that his heart was failing, received a transplant that changed his life and gave him a desire to take on one of his donor’s pastimes.

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.