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Defibrillator At Meridian Lanes Credited With Helping Save Young Man's Life

Apr 26, 2017

Defibrillator At Meridian Lanes Credited With Helping Save Young Man's Life

Courtesy of Meridian Press - When Rick West was bowling at Meridian Lanes in February, he noticed commotion several lanes away. “There was a bunch of people standing around somebody on the floor, and all I could see was the feet,” he said.

Woman Who Suffered Cardiac Arrest Says Big Thank You To Those Who Saved Her Life

Apr 25, 2017

Woman Who Suffered Cardiac Arrest Says Big Thank You To Those Who Saved Her Life

Courtesy of Salisbury Journal - AN Amesbury woman who suffered a cardiac arrest while out shopping says she would not be here today if it was not for the efforts of everyone who came to her aid.

Medford Man Rehabbing From Near-Fatal Accident

Apr 22, 2017

Medford Man Rehabbing From Near-Fatal Accident

Courtesy of Boston Herald - A Medford man who fell 20 feet after he was startled by barking pit bulls, spent 90 minutes in cardiac arrest, and survived two nights in freezing temperatures has made a miraculous recovery a year later, with the help of Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital.

North Senior Shows Determination To Return To Mound After Cardiac Arrest

Apr 16, 2017

North Senior Shows Determination To Return To Mound After Cardiac Arrest

After a medical scare last August, Devin Safford, a senior at North High School, is putting all of his efforts into his final baseball season. His coaches say his positive attitude and new outlook on life reflects on and off the field.

Raymore Woman Meets Medical Staff That Saved Her Life During Cardiac Arrest

Apr 11, 2017

Raymore Woman Meets Medical Staff That Saved Her Life During Cardiac Arrest

Courtesy of Fox 4 News - It's an emotional afternoon for a Raymore woman. She's meeting for the first time the people who saved her life.

Monahans Sprinter Survives Cardiac Arrest

Apr 11, 2017

Monahans Sprinter Survives Cardiac Arrest

Courtesy of CBS 7 - Sophomore Isaiah McCalister had fallen to the ground after a sprint, and couldn't get up.

Cardiac Arrest Survivor Beats The Odds

Apr 10, 2017

Cardiac Arrest Survivor Beats The Odds

Courtesy of Pierce County Herald - It was Dec. 26, 2016, and the town of Warren resident had just collapsed from cardiac arrest. She would learn later that irreversible brain damage can occur after about five minutes of cardiac arrest.

For Daugherty, Odds Are Meaningless, But Family Is Not

Apr 6, 2017

For Daugherty, Odds Are Meaningless, But Family Is Not

Courtesy of The Daily Evergreen - The 11-year head coach of the WSU women’s basketball team, a mother to twins and survivor of sudden cardiac arrest (SCA), Daugherty’s life has taken several interesting twists.

First Responders Save Surfer Dave

Apr 4, 2017

First Responders Save Surfer Dave

Courtesy of We Are Green Bay - Dave Schroeder never dreamed his morning surfing would end with him in the hospital and on the six o'clock news. But thanks to CPR skills his friend didn't even have, Schroeder can tell his story.

HEART-STOPPING MOMENT DJ Reveals How She Went To The Gym… And Ended Up In A COMA

Apr 2, 2017

HEART-STOPPING MOMENT DJ Reveals How She Went To The Gym… And Ended Up In A COMA

Courtesy of The Sun - Rehana Browne, 26, was a fit and healthy young women when she went for a routine workout and, half an hour in, her heart stopped and she went into cardiac arrest

School Nurse, Annie Young, Saves Young Boy In Cardiac Arrest

Mar 29, 2017

School Nurse, Annie Young, Saves Young Boy In Cardiac Arrest

Annie Young, a school nurse at Lake Highlands Junior High in Dallas, TX. was in the middle of paperwork when two runners from a last period gym class came barreling into her clinic yelling about a collapsed student.

Boy, 10, Learns CPR To Save Others After Cardiac Arrest

Mar 14, 2017

Boy, 10, Learns CPR To Save Others After Cardiac Arrest

Courtesy of 2 News (WDTN) - Two months after fighting for his life in a hospital after suffering a sudden cardiac arrest, 10 year-old Poukihi Awai is now learning how to save the lives of others.

Stafford Man Survives Rare Heart Condition, After Help From A Father And Son

Mar 11, 2017

Stafford Man Survives Rare Heart Condition, After Help From A Father And Son

Courtesy of Fredericksburg.com - It seemed like the odds were against Dave Wilder that morning in late January, when his heart stopped beating as suddenly as if someone had flipped off a switch.

Man Saved By Opponent After Cardiac Arrest During Tennis Match

Mar 9, 2017

Man Saved By Opponent After Cardiac Arrest During Tennis Match

Courtesy of WKYT - "We were having a heated match back and forth, with momentum swings and we were in a third set tie breaker," Dr. Hal Skinner, a Cardiologist at Baptist Health said.

How A School Nurse Saved A Lake Highlands Student’s Life

Mar 7, 2017

How A School Nurse Saved A Lake Highlands Student’s Life

Courtesy of D Magazine - When Virginia Krejci pulled up to her usual spot in the carpool pickup line at Lake Highlands Junior High, she had no idea what was happening to her son.

'Hero' Doctor Saves Her Own Son's Life After He Collapses On The Soccer Field

Mar 7, 2017

'Hero' Doctor Saves Her Own Son's Life After He Collapses On The Soccer Field

Courtesy of TODAY - Dr. Gina Agredano had just one thought as she fought to save her son’s life after he collapsed on a soccer field and went into cardiac arrest: “He’s not going to die today.”

'I Was Dead For Nine Minutes, But She Brought Me Back' OAP Thanks Nurse Who Saved His Life After Cardiac Arrest

Mar 4, 2017

'I Was Dead For Nine Minutes, But She Brought Me Back' OAP Thanks Nurse Who Saved His Life After Cardiac Arrest

Courtesy of the Daily Record - A GRATEFUL patient has said thanks to the nurse who battled for nine minutes to bring him back from the dead after a cardiac arrest.

Mother Saves Son’s Life On Watsonville Soccer Field

Feb 24, 2017

Mother Saves Son’s Life On Watsonville Soccer Field

Courtesy of The Mercury News - After an errant ball struck the 16-year-old on the left side of the chest, he suffered an impact-induced cardiac arrest that could have cost him his life if not for his mother’s quick thinking and focus during the incident.

Thankful Family Pushes AED Awareness

Feb 23, 2017

Thankful Family Pushes AED Awareness

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. - U-High's Feb. 9 practice was running like any other, but everything changed during a fastbreak drill. "All of a sudden, I'm dribbling up the court, and I see Kai just fall," senior Keondre Schumacher said. "I just freeze, and I see Trey run into the trainers' room."

NH Athletic Trainer Saves Basketball Player's Life After Cardiac Arrest

Feb 21, 2017

NH Athletic Trainer Saves Basketball Player's Life After Cardiac Arrest

Courtesy of NH1 - An Epping High School athletic trainer saved a young man's life with the help of a bystander at a basketball game Monday.