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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.

How Two Ordinary Dads Used CPR to Save A 12-Year-Old Boy at Pool Party

Mar 4, 2018

How Two Ordinary Dads Used CPR to Save A 12-Year-Old Boy at Pool Party

Courtesy of News.Com.AU - EVERY time Jeremy Nelson and Rachel Miles hug their son Xavier, they feel like embracing the dads that saved their 12-year-old thanks to CPR when he went into cardiac arrest at a party.

FSU Graduate and Tallahassee Native Survives Cardiac Arrest, Preaches Importance of CPR

Mar 2, 2018

FSU Graduate and Tallahassee Native Survives Cardiac Arrest, Preaches Importance of CPR

Courtesy of WCTV - Cardiac arrest can be a killer. For people it strikes outside of a hospital, it almost always is.

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.