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Stopping Preventable Sudden Cardiac Deaths

Feb 1, 2019

Stopping Preventable Sudden Cardiac Deaths

Courtesy of The Ledger - Xavier Hendrix and Rafe Maccarone played competitive high school sports in Brevard County.

AED and Quick Thinking by Coach Credited with Saving West Michigan Teen’s Life

Feb 1, 2019

AED and Quick Thinking by Coach Credited with Saving West Michigan Teen’s Life

Courtesy of M Live - Near the end of practice Thursday, Calvary Christian’s basketball team was shooting free throws when Luke collapsed to the gymnasium floor.

'More than Appreciative': Woman Thanks McDonald's Manager Who Saved Her Life

Jan 11, 2019

'More than Appreciative': Woman Thanks McDonald's Manager Who Saved Her Life

Courtesy of ABC12 - When a customer went into sudden cardiac arrest, a McDonald's manager jumped into action.

Football Coach Who Suffered Cardiac Arrest on Pitch Now Helping to Save Others

Jan 9, 2019

Football Coach Who Suffered Cardiac Arrest on Pitch Now Helping to Save Others

Courtesy of Chronicle Live - Simon Brown, of North Shields, has helped to unveil a new defibrillator at a pub and the equipment can now be used to help anyone who may suffer a cardiac arrest

State Recognizes Life-Saving Call

Jan 7, 2019

State Recognizes Life-Saving Call

Courtesy of Shelburne News - Members of the Hinesburg Fire Department received the Vermont EMS Star of Life Award last week for their efforts in the early morning hours on Halloween that saved one of their own family members.

Trainer Saves Mount Pleasant Man's Life After He Goes into Cardiac Arrest

Jan 2, 2019

Trainer Saves Mount Pleasant Man's Life After He Goes into Cardiac Arrest

Courtesy of News 2 - A Mount Pleasant homeowner is thanking a man who saved his life this holiday season.

Kirkland Resident Earns Community Hero Award

Jan 2, 2019

Kirkland Resident Earns Community Hero Award

Courtesy of Kirkland Reporter - Joshua Reiss, who helped save a fellow citizen’s life, encourages CPR training.

Cardiac Arrest Survivor Thanks First Responders

Dec 21, 2018

Cardiac Arrest Survivor Thanks First Responders

Courtesy of ABC Newspapers - Eric Lingbeek suffered sudden cardiac arrest Aug. 28 just a few days after his 40th birthday – and survived.

Marathoner Thanks the Fast-Acting YMCA Workers Who Saved Her Life

Dec 20, 2018

Marathoner Thanks the Fast-Acting YMCA Workers Who Saved Her Life

Courtesy of Runners World - A trained staff kept Stacie Logan alive after a cardiac arrest episode while on the treadmill.

Coach Saves Player Who Collapses at Practice

Dec 18, 2018

Coach Saves Player Who Collapses at Practice

Courtesy of Grand Haven Tribune - While shooting free throws at basketball practice Thursday, Luke Anhalt collapsed on the court.

She Almost Died of a Heart Attack. Now She's Training for 'American Ninja Warrior'

Dec 17, 2018

She Almost Died of a Heart Attack. Now She's Training for 'American Ninja Warrior'

Courtesy of CNN - In Red Rock Canyon, about 30 minutes outside of Las Vegas, Molly Burdick is trying to scale a boulder using nothing more than her hands, feet and some chalk.

Orange County Clerk's Employees Honored for Saving Co-Worker's Life

Dec 14, 2018

Orange County Clerk's Employees Honored for Saving Co-Worker's Life

Courtesy of Orlando Sentinel - Stan Green came into work at the Orange County Clerk of Courts one morning in September and sat at his desk. He doesn’t remember much, but he knows his heart stopped.

'I was Aged 24, and Dead for Five Minutes'

Dec 14, 2018

'I was Aged 24, and Dead for Five Minutes'

Courtesy BBC - More than 80,000 young people in the UK could be living with undiagnosed heart conditions, the British Heart Foundation has warned. If undetected, the consequences can be fatal.

'So Lucky to have Her': 8-Year-Old, Neighbor Honored for Saving Life of Fargo Mom

Dec 13, 2018

'So Lucky to have Her': 8-Year-Old, Neighbor Honored for Saving Life of Fargo Mom

Courtesy of The Bismarck Tribune - Sloan Stoltz of south Fargo knew something was wrong when her mother collapsed at home in front of her and the family's two 4-year-old twin boys on Thanksgiving weekend.

This Healthy, Experienced Runner Had a Heart Attack During the New York City Marathon

Dec 13, 2018

This Healthy, Experienced Runner Had a Heart Attack During the New York City Marathon

Courtesy of SELF - "I don’t remember anything until waking up in the hospital.”

Family Thankful for Sister's CPR Skills

Dec 3, 2018

Family Thankful for Sister's CPR Skills

Courtesy of The Two River Times - Last November, Theresa and Steve Taylor were sitting on a bus headed to New York City for an evening of live music when they received an unthinkable call from the Ocean Township police department.

Edmonton Runner Reunited with People Who Saved His Life: ‘Can’t Explain How Grateful I Am’

Nov 28, 2018

Edmonton Runner Reunited with People Who Saved His Life: ‘Can’t Explain How Grateful I Am’

Courtesy of Global News - An Edmonton man said he was overwhelmed after meeting several people who stepped in without question to help save his life last month.

Giving Thanks for Life: Shawnee Woman Grateful to REACT Medics

Nov 27, 2018

Giving Thanks for Life: Shawnee Woman Grateful to REACT Medics

Courtesy of The Shawnee News-Star - LouAnn Everett is grateful to REACT EMS paramedics, who gave her something she is really thankful for — a second chance at life.

How a Coach and PE Teacher Saved This North Monterey County Alum's Life

Nov 27, 2018

How a Coach and PE Teacher Saved This North Monterey County Alum's Life

Courtesy of The Californian - Eli Tolentino doesn't remember anything past waking up in the morning on Sept. 18.

After Husband Saves Wife, Couple Promotes CPR Training

Nov 26, 2018

After Husband Saves Wife, Couple Promotes CPR Training

Courtesy of Grand Forks Herald - On Jan. 16, Greg Chuppe's wife, Laurie, went into sudden cardiac arrest.