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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.

Mayfield, Altman Push for Mandatory CPR Training in High Schools

Nov 28, 2017

Mayfield, Altman Push for Mandatory CPR Training in High Schools

Courtesy of Florida Today - "I died doing something I've been doing every day of my life," Lexi Sima told a couple hundred of her schoolmates at Viera High School Tuesday afternoon.

Footballer Who Suffered Cardiac Arrest on the Pitch Owes Life to Bystander Who Gave Him CPR

Nov 27, 2017

Footballer Who Suffered Cardiac Arrest on the Pitch Owes Life to Bystander Who Gave Him CPR

Courtesy of Somerset Live - A footballer who nearly died when he suffered a cardiac arrest during a competitive match says that he owes his life to the fact that there were people at the game who had been trained in CPR.

Teacher’s CPR Skills Saved Nine-Year-Old Cooper Appleyard’s Life

Nov 25, 2017

Teacher’s CPR Skills Saved Nine-Year-Old Cooper Appleyard’s Life

Courtesy of The Daily Telegraph - Three weeks ago, the athletic nine-year-old was rehearsing for the end of year concert at his Sylvania Heights dance school. He landed a perfect no-handed cartwheel and then promptly collapsed. He had no pulse.

S.C. Basketball Player Revived from Cardiac Arrest During Game

Nov 22, 2017

S.C. Basketball Player Revived from Cardiac Arrest During Game

Courtesy of USA Today - A Hanna (North Anderson, S.C.) basketball player collapsed and apparently went into cardiac arrest at a game Monday evening but was revived by an athletic trainer who used a defibrillator, according to school officials.

West Haven Teen Reunites With Crews That Helped Save Her Life

Nov 16, 2017

West Haven Teen Reunites With Crews That Helped Save Her Life

Courtesy of West Haven Patch - A teen was saved by the quick actions of her coach and emergency crews after a sudden cardiac arrest during a soccer practice at Quinnipiac.

Missouri Student Saved by Staff After Sudden Cardiac Arrest

Nov 9, 2017

Missouri Student Saved by Staff After Sudden Cardiac Arrest

Courtesy of Ozarks First - Quick action saves the life of a northern Missouri high school student.

Congenital Heart Defect Nearly Took High School Athlete’s Life. Now He Plays College Football.

Nov 7, 2017

Congenital Heart Defect Nearly Took High School Athlete’s Life. Now He Plays College Football.

Courtesy of Wimbledon Health Partners - In an article published in The Signal, a publication of The College of New Jersey, Maximillian C. Burgos tells the story of football player Anthony Cortazzo, who collapsed during a routine track practice in high school, nearly dying from sudden cardiac arrest.

Brevard Schools to Add CPR Training as Graduation Requirement

Nov 1, 2017

Brevard Schools to Add CPR Training as Graduation Requirement

Courtesy of Florida Today - As Shawn Sima sat next to his daughter’s hospital bed, he started to feverishly research. How could this happen? Here she was a happy, healthy 16-year-old cheerleader, and just like that — Lexi Sima fell off a treadmill at a Viera gym and into cardiac arrest.

School Team’s Training Saves A Teen’s Life

Oct 26, 2017

School Team’s Training Saves A Teen’s Life

Courtesy of The West Australian - According to the proverb, it takes a village to raise a child — but a Perth family have discovered it also takes a village to save a child.