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Volleyball Player Who 'Died' Re-enacts it on Video for A Reason

Mar 2, 2018

Volleyball Player Who 'Died' Re-enacts it on Video for A Reason

Courtesy of MLive - Every year since 2013, Dayle Wood sends a card to Aquinas College athletic trainer Kevin Parker. The message varies, but it always includes a thank you and it's always delivered on Sept. 9.

A Heart, Once Stopped, Now Beats with A Passion for Helping Others

Feb 26, 2018

A Heart, Once Stopped, Now Beats with A Passion for Helping Others

Courtesy of Abbott - On February 3, 2003, Abbott colleague Ashley Shepherd – then a 15-year-old high-school student – was prepared to take to the court for basketball practice.

Team Effort: School Nurse, JROTC Instructor Saves Basha High School Student in Cardiac Arrest

Feb 22, 2018

Team Effort: School Nurse, JROTC Instructor Saves Basha High School Student in Cardiac Arrest

Courtesy of ABC 15 Arizona - A true team effort helped save the life of a Basha High School student who went into cardiac arrest.

Their Teacher’s Lips Turned Blue. These Students Saved Her Life

Feb 16, 2018

Their Teacher’s Lips Turned Blue. These Students Saved Her Life

Courtesy of Bradenton Herald - A Manatee County teacher is alive after a group of high school students, staff members and teachers came together to save her life after she stopped breathing in the middle of class.

Arkansas High School Nurse Revives Student After He Suffers Sudden Cardiac Death

Feb 12, 2018

Arkansas High School Nurse Revives Student After He Suffers Sudden Cardiac Death

Courtesy of ABC 7 - A high school nurse in Arkansas is being called a hero after she saved a student’s life.

Irvington Athletic Trainer Hana Gross is A True Life Saver

Feb 9, 2018

Irvington Athletic Trainer Hana Gross is A True Life Saver

Courtesy of Lohud - Hana Gross does not work at Pelham Memorial High School, but her shift on Dec. 27 ended up being one that would change her life – and that of a local basketball player – forever.

Teen Thanks Healthcare Heroes Who Saved Her Life

Feb 8, 2018

Teen Thanks Healthcare Heroes Who Saved Her Life

Courtesy of Greenwich Post - Seventeen-year-old Kelli MacTaggart of Greenwich has no memory of the cardiac arrest episode that had a multitude of Greenwich Hospital doctors and Greenwich Emergency Medical Service (GEMS) first responders scrambling to save her life last month.

Randy Russell, A 2018 Recruit Already Facing Life Beyond Football

Feb 7, 2018

Randy Russell, A 2018 Recruit Already Facing Life Beyond Football

Courtesy of The All-American - HCM is a leading cause of sudden cardiac death among young athletes, meaning that if Russell’s condition hadn’t been caught, he could have died on the field or during a workout with little or no warning.

12-Year-Old Goes Into Cardiac Arrest During Game

Feb 5, 2018

12-Year-Old Goes Into Cardiac Arrest During Game

Courtesy of KMOV - A 12-year-old Jefferson County girl collapsed and went into cardiac arrest while playing basketball Sunday.

Teen Soccer Player Saved by Good Samaritans in Northbrook

Feb 2, 2018

Teen Soccer Player Saved by Good Samaritans in Northbrook

Courtesy of ABC 7 - A 15-year-old boy who collapsed on field in north suburban Northbrook during a soccer game is recovering in a hospital thanks to the good Samaritans who rushed to his aid.

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.

'The Most Terrifying Thing I've Ever Done:' Mom Trained in CPR Saves Son's Life

Jan 16, 2018

'The Most Terrifying Thing I've Ever Done:' Mom Trained in CPR Saves Son's Life

Courtesy of Komo News - A Port Orchard mom, who was trained in CPR, saved her son's life during an emergency in November, and now she's on a mission to get other people certified.

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.