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Cardiac Arrest Survivor Looks For 'Angel Of Mercy'

Feb 21, 2017

Cardiac Arrest Survivor Looks For 'Angel Of Mercy'

Courtesy of Click On Detroit - It was supposed to be a day of football and fun. On Sept. 12, 2009, Notre Dame fan Keith Trost and his daughter, Mary Kate, were at the Big House to watch the Irish take on the Wolverines. A last second touchdown gave Michigan the win, but the real drama was yet to come.

Longmont Fire Team Receives Rare Visit From Cardiac Arrest Survivor

Feb 16, 2017

Longmont Fire Team Receives Rare Visit From Cardiac Arrest Survivor

Courtesy of Times Call Local News - The Hess family — Ben, his wife, Kelly, and their six children — visited Fire Station No. 1 to bring buckets of snacks and express their thanks to the team of first responders who revived him on the afternoon of Friday, Dec. 30.

Sturbridge Student Grateful After Defibrillator Used To Save Her Life

Feb 14, 2017

Sturbridge Student Grateful After Defibrillator Used To Save Her Life

Courtesy of CBS Boston - On this Valentine’s Day, a Sturbridge student shared the story about her heart, which stopped two years ago when she went into cardiac arrest.

Cardiac Arrest Survivors Reunite With Responders At Countywide Event

Feb 13, 2017

Cardiac Arrest Survivors Reunite With Responders At Countywide Event

Courtesy of Lompoc Record - It was the day after Mother’s Day 2016 that Sherrie Brummett went through the scariest experience of her life.

Cardiac Arrest Victim Honors OC Fire Authority Paramedics For Saving Her Life

Feb 11, 2017

Cardiac Arrest Victim Honors OC Fire Authority Paramedics For Saving Her Life

Courtesy of ABC 7 - Irvine resident Stephanie Gavshon was reunited with the Orange County Fire Authority paramedics responsible for saving her life after a sudden cardiac arrest six months ago.

I 'Died' Twice And Was In A Coma For Almost A Month But Now I Want To Play Again

Feb 11, 2017

I 'Died' Twice And Was In A Coma For Almost A Month But Now I Want To Play Again

Courtesy of Daily Record - Shepherd suffered a heart attack, cardiac arrest and two strokes last September but his dream of pulling on the gloves again keeps him focused on the road to recovery.

Lora D’Alesio ‘Was Dead For MINUTES’ After Cardiac Arrest

Feb 10, 2017

Lora D’Alesio ‘Was Dead For MINUTES’ After Cardiac Arrest

Courtesy of The Marshalltown - Lora D’Alesio had just arrived home from work with a colleague when she collapsed. Paramedics rushed to revive her, and place her in an induced coma for three days.

How Tragic Death Of N.J. Student Helped Save Another

Feb 8, 2017

How Tragic Death Of N.J. Student Helped Save Another

Sarah Magaldo, strapped to a climbing harness, had climbed roughly one-third of the way up a tree in her Adventure Education class at Watchung Hills Regional High School when she felt ill. She had gone into sudden cardiac arrest.

Hannah's Big Heart Story

Feb 6, 2017

Hannah's Big Heart Story

In December of 2016 my eight year old daughter (Hannah) had open heart surgery to repair an Atrial Septal defect. This event forever changed both of our lives.

Good Samaritans Save Runner Who Suffered Cardiac Arrest

Jan 26, 2017

Good Samaritans Save Runner Who Suffered Cardiac Arrest

For one Colorado man, the power of social media helped him to locate the good Samaritans who saved his life during a Florida half-marathon almost two weeks ago.

Getting To The Heart Of Sudden Cardiac Arrest

Jan 24, 2017

Getting To The Heart Of Sudden Cardiac Arrest

Even a fit and healthy professional athlete can suffer from sudden cardiac arrest—but a look at Olympic skater Paul Wylie’s story may help to shed some light on what you need to know about the latest advancements in implantable heart devices that protect against sudden cardiac arrest and treat other irregular heart rhythms.

Declan’s Life Still Has Value Despite ‘Locked-In Syndrome’

Jan 16, 2017

Declan’s Life Still Has Value Despite ‘Locked-In Syndrome’

Courtesy of the News Letter - The father of a young man heralded for his exceptional resolve in the face of a nightmarish disability known as locked-in syndrome has given his backing to a medical charity’s awards programme.

Meet Ellie Whelan, Heart Patient

Jan 10, 2017

Meet Ellie Whelan, Heart Patient

Courtesy of the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation (7/7/15) - In November 2013, young actress Ellie Whelan was performing in front of a packed auditorium at Appomattox Regional Governor’s School for the Arts and Technology when she collapsed onstage.

St. Louis Honors Life Saving Heroes

Jan 3, 2017

St. Louis Honors Life Saving Heroes

ST. LOUIS, Mich. (WJRT) - (1/3/17) - Hugs, handshakes and a lot of smiles as the city of St. Louis honors the people responsible for saving 16-year-old Maverick's life.

Big Sky Ski Patrol Thanked For Saving Son’s Life

Dec 31, 2016

Big Sky Ski Patrol Thanked For Saving Son’s Life

Courtesy of the Bozeman Daily Chronicle - On Dec. 7, 2016, my 28-year-old son Nich was snow boarding at Big Sky Resort. As he was coming off a lift, he collapsed due to what is called “sudden cardiac death.“′

Pitman senior receives best Christmas present – a heartbeat

Dec 24, 2016

Pitman senior receives best Christmas present – a heartbeat

Zylstra’s heart stopped beating during the first day of basketball season Nov. 7. He suffered ventricular fibrillation, the most serious cardiac rhythm disturbance, 15 minutes into the opening practice. He had about a 1-in-10 chance to survive. Story courtesy of Modesto Bee

Young Hockey Star Makes Miraculous Recovery After Cardiac Arrest In Arizona

Dec 21, 2016

Young Hockey Star Makes Miraculous Recovery After Cardiac Arrest In Arizona

The beloved 26-year-old former Vancouver Giants player who is considered a top player in the AHL, collapsed Nov. 19 during a game against the Manitoba Moose.

Team Effort, AED Saves Teen In Cardiac Arrest

Dec 20, 2016

Team Effort, AED Saves Teen In Cardiac Arrest

ST. LOUIS (WJRT) - (12/20/16) - Just in time for Christmas, a Mid-Michigan family has a lot to be thankful for.

Jogger given CPR by passers-by after suffering a cardiac arrest

Dec 18, 2016

Jogger given CPR by passers-by after suffering a cardiac arrest

Runner James Bailey has thanked strangers who saved his life when he collapsed after a sudden cardiac arrest. The 33-year-old's heart stopped beating when he was just a mile into his run, on Newcastle Road in Congleton. Read more at http://www.stokesentinel.co.uk/jogger-given-cpr-by-passers-by-after-suffering-a-cardiac-arrest/story-29992570-detail/story.html#1xWlZkSKpdd0XUbe.99

St. Louis teen resuscitated after Heart attack at hoops practice

Dec 16, 2016

St. Louis teen resuscitated after Heart attack at hoops practice

Maverick Giles was practicing with teammates just before 7 p.m. on Dec. 9 when his heart went into arrest and he stopped breathing, St. Louis Police Chief Richard Ramereiz said in a press release Friday.