SCA Heroes

SCA Heroes

SCAA proudly salutes the Heroes who have stepped forward to respond to a sudden cardiac arrest event.  Immediate response is the key to SCA recovery, and the stories of our SCA survivors would not be possible without the Heroes who provided emergency response by calling 9-1-1, starting CPR, and/or using an AED to save a life.

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08/27/2013

Men put CPR skills to the test to help a stranger out

From: WECT-TV6

CPR classes are everywhere, but would you know what to do if you were put to the test? On Tuesday, two men pulled into GoGas on South 17th Street and saw something they never could have expected. A man was allegedly lying between the pump and his car, with the pump's handle still in his hand.

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08/26/2013

Police save man’s life with defibrillator

From: Lancashire Evening Post

Brian Finnigan, 44, who lives in Coppull, near Chorley, suddenly suffered a cardiac arrest while painting the bridge at Charnock Richard motorway services. Luckily for Brian, police officers were in the right place at the right time and after discovering Brian, they performed CPR before shocking his heart with a defibrillator fitted in a police car.

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08/23/2013

Cops, Good Samaritan Come to Aid of Man in Cardiac Arrest on Train

From: Peekskill-Cortlandt Patch

A 53-year-old man who went into cardiac arrest on a Metro-North train started breathing again after another passenger delivered CPR and officials shocked him with a defibrillator. State troopers responded at about 12:50 p.m. Sunday to the Cortlandt Train Station on Memorial Drive in Montrose.

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08/20/2013

CPR, quick action help electrocution victim

From: Detroit Free Press

When Matthew Hobson took a CPR class as a high school sophomore in 4H, he never thought he’d wind up using what he learned in a real emergency. But the 24-year-old Ira Township man is being hailed for helping to resuscitate a 29-year-old man who was electrocuted while paving a driveway in Sterling Heights on Tuesday afternoon.

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08/19/2013

Nurse saves Valparaiso umpire at softball nationals

From: nwitimes.com

...Maxey, 53, of Valparaiso, was umpiring the bases Aug. 2 at the ASA/USA 14-and-under Softball Nationals held in Normal, Ill., before fate introduced him to Liles, an ICU medical surgical nurse from Bremen, Ga. "My daughter's team had just lost," Liles said of Gabby, who plays for the Georgia Force, "but we were sticking around to watch a friend of Gabby's who plays on another team (the East Cobb, Ga. Bullets)."

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08/08/2013

Kent Police officer helps save woman's life

From: Kent Reporter

Kent Police officer Jeff Kluzak will receive a life-saving medal next month from Chief Ken Thomas after Kluzak's recent efforts to help save the life of a 73-year-old woman who had no pulse. Kluzak, a five-year veteran with the department, responded to a 911 call early in the evening July 29 for help involving a medical incident with a Kent woman, according to a Kent Police media release.

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08/07/2013

Friends' quick action saves S.C. man after heart attack

From: CBS News

...This past June 11 almost was [Tony's] last day. Gilliard was playing his regular weekly basketball game in a church gymnasium in Greer, S.C., when he suddenly passed out. It quickly became clear that this was a matter of life or death.

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08/05/2013

Redmond, Bellevue first responders save missing woman

From: Redmond Reporter

Two Redmond police officers, one Bellevue police officer and Redmond fire personnel administered CPR Friday evening to save the life of a missing Bellevue woman. On Friday, the family of a 74-year-old Bellevue woman reported their mother missing to the Bellevue Police Department. Six hours later, at approximately 7:30 p.m. that evening, the woman was found disoriented by a passerby in the 14000 block of Northeast 87th Street in Redmond.

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08/01/2013

Hudson man, 49, survives heart attack thanks to CPR

From: Hudson Hub-Times

...In June, Ganley went to his men’s over-40 softball league game feeling completely normal and ended his evening in the hospital after suffering a heart attack. An upset stomach in the seventh inning caused him to vomit, but wasn’t alarming. He decided to play catcher as a way of ‘taking it easy” for the remainder of the game. “I remember catching one pitch, and then waking up in the hospital,” recalled Ganley, who collapsed after that pitch. Later, his family and teammates told Ganley he had stopped breathing and had no pulse.

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07/26/2013

They were strangers more than a month ago, but now three people are forever linked through the life of Ernest Smith.

From: KCBY.com 11

A police trooper helped save a man having a heart attack at a North Bend convenience store last Friday by using a defibrillator he kept inside his patrol car. It was just before 1 a.m. on Friday, July 19 when North Bend Police and medical personnel were at a 7-Eleven store, Officials said. State Police trooper Freddie Dunlap, a certified EMT-intermediate and Medical Responder instructor, was nearby the store when he overheard the emergency call.

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07/23/2013

Delta employees save colleague after heart attack

From: WXIA-TV

David Morrison, 50, had to rely on his colleagues at Delta Air Lines to help him piece together what happened the day he suffered a heart attack...He was sitting at his desk in Delta's finance department on the morning on February 13, when he suddenly slumped over and fell to the ground.

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07/19/2013

Landscaper gives boy CPR, helps save his life

From: WHDH-TV

For two weeks a landscaping crew has been working at a Windham, N.H. home. On Wednesday, they heard a splash in the pool next door and the sound of a screaming mother. Matt Pulomena ran toward the neighbor’s house. A mother had jumped in the pool and pulled her 3-year-old son out. He said he could see the boy wasn’t breathing.

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07/18/2013

York Deputy Saves Man with CPR, Defibrillator Unit

From: Williamsburg Yorktown Daily

Deputy Eric Hart saved someone’s life with CPR and a defibrillator for the second time in a little more than year. Hart, a deputy with the York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office, saved a man’s live when he responded to a reported unconscious person around 6:10 p.m. June 9.

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07/17/2013

Ellsworth officer uses CPR to save man's life

From: Lewiston Sun Journal

Officer Gil Jameson, a 29-year veteran with the local police department, was on patrol on Shore Road around 6:45 a.m. when he was notified that an ambulance had been sent to a medical call at a house on North Street, a short distance away. Jameson went to the location and found that a 63-year-old man was unresponsive and had a faint pulse, Ellsworth Police Chief John DeLeo said Tuesday.

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07/16/2013

CPR directed over the phone by dispatcher helped save a toddler's life

From: First Coast News

A Flagler County Sheriff's Communications Specialist helped a grandmother save her grandchild's life. After walking a way to answer a phone call, a grandmother finds her 3-year-old grandchild not breathing after being pulled from the pool by another child, according to a Flagler County Sheriff's Office press release.

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07/15/2013

Friends and defibrillator save Greer man

From: Greenville News

Tony Gilliard’s friends did everything right one Tuesday night on the basketball court. While playing a game in June, the 52-year-old made a lay-up and then ran down the court in Fairview Baptist Church’s Recreation Outreach Center in Greer. At the free-throw line, he fell backward. “I just (sat) down on a chair that ain’t there,” he said. “Ten minutes later, I see the lights in the ceiling.”

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07/15/2013

Motorcylists save friends' lives after emergency response course

From: Access North Georgia

Two motorcyclists from Bethlehem saved the life of a fellow rider over the Memorial Day holiday after learning the proper rescue techniques in an emergency response class. Vance and Fern Oakes were riding motorcycles with friends, when the accident happened. Their friends' trike left the roadway and traveled down a cliff. The trike flipped over and threw the driver and passenger off.

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07/15/2013

Neighbors perform CPR to save mens' lives

From: ABC2 News

A few errant life jackets, ropes and watercraft line the beach at bay ridge less than 24 hours after Jamie Martin and some other young boaters got caught in a ferocious storm here. "We're running down the beach because we hadn't secured a piece of equipment, like lifejackets and a couple of paddle boards,” said Martin, “Connor, who's my boyfriend, followed me out because I'm scared of thunder and he didn't want me being alone if I got scared."

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07/01/2013

Local police officer saves young girl’s life with CPR

From: West Yellowstone News

The life of eight-year-old Fiona Daley was saved last week due to the speedy response of local police officer Mike Gavagan, Hebgen Basin Fire District paramedics and EMTs as well as a local woman who called 911.

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07/01/2013

Palladino employee honoured for life-saving actions

From: NorthernLife.ca

Having worked as a paramedic in Terrace Bay in his younger years, when Palladino Honda inventory manager Paul Marcon saw a customer collapse at the business June 26, his reaction was automatic. He said he'd been talking to a woman, who is in her 70s, about a vehicle out in the car dealership's parking lot, when she suddenly fell to the ground.

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07/01/2013

2-year-old saved from drowning at Missoula pool

From: The Missoulian

A 2-year-old girl who was floating unconscious in a Missoula swimming pool was rescued by two Corvallis brothers and a nurse who performed CPR until paramedics arrived, police said. Officers say the girl was conscious and breathing at Community Medical Center Thursday evening. A hospital spokesman on Friday said the girl's parents asked for privacy, but said she is doing well.

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07/01/2013

Lehi firefighter gives CPR to 3-year-old found in pool

From: The Daily Herald

Parents of 3-year-old Jude Horman are calling Capt. Jake Beck a hero -- their hero. The off duty firefighter was swimming with his family at the Cranberry Farms neighborhood pool on June 13 when people started yelling, "Jake, save him." He was handed the young boy who had been found at the bottom of the pool, where he had been for 3 to 5 minutes.

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06/27/2013

Police Give CPR to Unexpected Baby Born on Lawn

From: NBC 10 Philadelphia

Quick-acting police officers saved a newborn’s life after a woman who didn’t realize she was pregnant gave birth outside her New Jersey home. The 21-year-old woman says she was heading to the hospital for what she thought was a stomach ailment and didn't even know she was pregnant. She soon found out however, much to her shock, after she gave birth to a baby boy in the front yard of her home shortly before 11 a.m. on Pulaski Drive in Barnegat Township.

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06/26/2013

Community leader's life saved with husband's CPR training

From: WHBQ Fox 13, Memphis

"Most people take CPR classes not thinking that they'll have to use it," says Pat Scroggs, former Germantown Chamber of Commerce President. Her husband, Larry Scroggs, had to use it sooner than he thought; in November, Pat had sudden cardiac arrest.

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06/26/2013

CPR saves man's life

From: Easetern Courier

Colin Small's heart stopped pumping blood around his body for 23 minutes. The Howick resident and his wife were driving home after going for a leisurely Saturday walk at Totara Park when he went into ventricular fibrillation and cardiac arrest. The father of four has no recollection of his stand-off with death

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06/24/2013

Eighth Grader Saves Teammate’s Life Just One Day after CPR Training

From: American Safety and Health Institute

A heartfelt “job well done” to Taylor Bisbee of High Point, NC, for calling on her emergency care training when her teammate Paris White collapsed during softball practice. This past April, Taylor and Paris had taken a mandatory CPR class at the Wesleyan Christian Academy. The very next day, the incident occurred on the field. While Taylor performed CPR, an automated external defibrillator (AED) was brought from the school and used to shock Paris’s heart prior to the arrival of EMS.

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06/24/2013

Heart attack victim thanks good Samaritan bystanders for giving CPR

From: The Republic

The last thing Home Depot employee Bryant Bearfield remembers before his 5'10" frame came lumbering down and the back of his head smacked the concrete floor was selling a customer a lawn mower. People told me later it sounded like a watermelon splitting open," the 63-year-old Juneau resident said, pointing to the gash which required eight stitches.

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06/24/2013

Mother saves toddler through CPR after near-drowning

From: Tucson News Now

A 9-month-old boy is in the hospital after nearly drowning in a backyard pool. It happened just before 2 p.m. Thursday. Drexel Heights Fire District responded to a water incident call in the area of 6300 W. Copper Leaf, near Ajo and Camino Verde.

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06/24/2013

Mother saves toddler through CPR after near-drowning

From: Tucson News Now

A 9-month-old boy is in the hospital after nearly drowning in a backyard pool. It happened just before 2 p.m. Thursday. Drexel Heights Fire District responded to a water incident call in the area of 6300 W. Copper Leaf, near Ajo and Camino Verde.

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06/20/2013

CPR saves baby Kobe

From: Nor-West News

A Plunket nurse saved a baby's life on the spot when the 6-week-old boy stopped breathing. Kumeu-based nurse Amber Morton was chatting to the mother who was breastfeeding her baby Kobe Young at their Waimauku home when the emergency happened.

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06/19/2013

Firefighter Revived After Backcountry Cardiac Arrest

From: National Parks Traveler

The call for help from the backcountry at Rocky Mountain National Park early on Father's Day morning could have been a worst-case scenario: a firefighter on the Big Meadows Fire had collapsed due to a sudden cardiac arrest. The outcome is a testimony to excellent planning, training, communications and equipment.

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06/17/2013

Bus driver revives McKinney student with CPR

from: Star Local News

School bus drivers aren't required to know CPR. Fortunately for 14-year-old Dakota, a special-needs student, her bus driver does. Driver Linda Wilson likely saved the Evans Middle School student's life last month. She performed CPR to revive an unresponsive Dakota before paramedics came and handled the rest.

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06/17/2013

Use of CPR by Marshfield woman, others, helps save heart attack victim

From: CedarRepublican.com

The decision by a Marshfield woman to head to Silver Dollar City at the end of her children’s spring break resulted in a life-changing event for at least one person and a life-saving one for another. Going to the popular Branson attraction is a regular occurrence for Stephanie Clift, Marshfield, and her family, as they are season pass holders. But little did she know as she visited the park March 15 that she would be presented with the opportunity to save a stranger’s life.

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06/12/2013

Deputy to be recognized for saving man's life

From: WLFI News 18

An off-duty Miami County Sheriff’s deputy will be recognized after his quick actions saved a resident’s life May 30. Dept. Greg Sutton responded to a 911 call to a neighbor’s home in Amboy. He found a man lying on the floor unresponsive. He began CPR and used an Automated Emergency Defibrillator from his police car to regain a heartbeat.

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06/12/2013

Kill Devil Hills police captain saves heart attack victim

From: News Channel 3

A Kill Devil Hills police captain’s quick action saved the life of a heart attack victim at a construction site. On May 28th Captain Mark Evans received a call of a man down at a home under construction on N. Virginia Dare Trail. He arrived shortly after the call went out and found a man lying in the sand. The man’s coworkers said he’d been down for 3-4 minutes

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06/11/2013

Back from the dead, man thanks life-saving EMTs

From: The Daily News

Kristin McAdoo knows how it feels to save a life. Just don’t ask her to put it into words. “It’s an indescribable feeling,” said McAdoo, a member of Ridgeway Volunteer Fire Company and an EMT for 21 years. On May 5, she was working with fellow firefighters and EMTs at a gun raffle sponsored by the fire company, when someone yelled a man needed help.

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06/11/2013

Woman performs CPR on mother

From: wcvb.com

No one thinks it's going to happen to them. You never think that someone you care about is going to collapse and you are going to have to perform CPR on them," said Laurie Langlais. Langlais was just a teenager when her loved one collapsed in front of her.

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06/10/2013

Taunton dad tells of heroic moment he saved elderly jogger's life

From: Thewestcountry.co.uk

A PHONE company worker put his first aid training to good use when he helped save the life of an elderly jogger who stopped breathing and had no pulse after collapsing. Richard Sellick and two colleagues administered CPR until paramedics arrived during the drama while they were working near Pendrathen, on St Mary’s, in the Isles of Scilly.

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06/07/2013

Quick thinking mom saves teen's life

From: KXLY.xom

Doctors are crediting a single mom from Mead with saving the life of one her son's young baseball teammates Thursday. 14-year-old Cole Patterson collapsed during baseball practice Thursday but was kept alive by a Good Samaritan who wouldn't give up. The young ballplayers were finishing up their afternoon practice by jogging in the outfield when suddenly Cole Patterson collapsed. A lot of people panicked, but fortunately one parent, Deanna Martin, didn't.

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06/05/2013

Early CPR key to saving Montgomery County resident’s life

From: The Courier of Montgomery County

Daniel Flores is alive today because of early initiated CPR performed by a family member who was coached by a Montgomery County Hospital District dispatcher until EMS crews could arrive on scene, just six minutes after his sister placed the 911 call. Flores was able to thank all involved at a recent MCHD Save Reunion. “You had great CPR to begin with, and you had some of the best responders in the county. We’re honored to have this day with you,” MCHD District Supervisor Kevin Mifflin said during the reunion.

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05/28/2013

CPR, Induced Hypothermia Help Save Mt. Sterling Patient After Sudden Cardiac Arrest

From: UKNow - University of KY News

On Feb. 11, Richard Klotz's evening work shift began like any other. The 57-year-old Mount Sterling resident took his shift break shortly before 9 p.m. After that Klotz doesn't recall what happened -- but his coworkers do. As his break was ending, Klotz suffered a cardiac arrest and dropped to the floor.

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05/28/2013

YMCA staff lauded for saving a life

From: The Brampton Guardian

Susan Babcock, Ryan Hamilton-Miller and Darius Wrathall didn’t hesitate to jump into action when a member of their Mississauga City Centre Drive YMCA fell unconscious last March. “Even though a bit nervous, we knew that doing CPR and using the defibrillator was the best thing to do,” said Hamilton-Miller, who, along with Babcock and Wrathall received official honours from Regional Council.

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05/28/2013

YMCA staff lauded for saving a life

From: The Brampton Guardian

Susan Babcock, Ryan Hamilton-Miller and Darius Wrathall didn’t hesitate to jump into action when a member of their Mississauga City Centre Drive YMCA fell unconscious last March. “Even though a bit nervous, we knew that doing CPR and using the defibrillator was the best thing to do,” said Hamilton-Miller, who, along with Babcock and Wrathall received official honours from Regional Council.

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05/28/2013

Royals staffer uses CPR to revive girl

From: ESPN MLB

A pediatric nurse said Friday she was in the right place at the right time to revive a 14-year-old girl who collapsed while dancing in the upper deck during a Kansas City Royals game. Sam Sapenaro, 26, was working her second job as a member of Kauffman Stadium's K-Crew on Thursday night when a nearby fan yelled for help. Sapenaro said she rushed over and found the girl unresponsive and with no pulse.

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05/28/2013

Ottawa city worker uses defibrillator to save woman who collapsed

From: The Ottawa Citizen

A woman was saved Thursday by a quick-thinking city worker who saw her collapse outside the Centrepointe Theatre. The worker was leaving the parking lot when the 64-year-old woman collapsed just after 4:30 p.m. The worker began CPR and called for a Public Access Defibrillator to be brought out of the building, paramedics said in a release. Other city workers helped apply the device, and administered one shock to the woman’s heart.

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05/24/2013

Teen saves dad’s life with hands-only CPR

From: The Woodbury Bulletin

A Cottage Grove family was just getting home from a softball game between Park and Woodbury high schools when Tim Galloway began feeling chest pain. He didn't think anything of it and sat there on the couch ranting about his home team's loss with his wife Lori and son Jesse. Suddenly the chest pains turned into something more and Tim went into cardiac arrest.

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05/22/2013

Superior woman's quick action using CPR helps save man's life

From: Duluth News Tribune

It could be called a tale of two heroes. A Superior woman’s quick decision to start CPR in the parking lot of the Superior Walmart kept a Vietnam veteran’s heart pumping for a few crucial minutes. “She was a real hero,” Gerhardt Glass of Herbster said from his hospital bed in the Essentia Health Cardiac Intensive Care Unit on Friday. “I don’t know what I could say to give her as much credit as she has coming. She saved my life.”

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05/20/2013

'Hero' coach: Watching player collapse was surreal

From: The Daily Herald

Orem football coach Tyler Anderson didn't get much sleep Thursday night -- and isn't expecting to get much more for the next few days. His thoughts keep going to Tiger sophomore Ben Smith, who collapsed during a conditioning drill Thursday evening. Anderson and assistant coach Ward Wright immediately administered CPR until Orem paramedics, called by assistant coach Randy Lamoreaux, arrived on the scene.

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05/20/2013

Cottage Grove teen's CPR saves dad during heart attack

From: My Fox9.com

Tim Galloway almost died. At 45 years old, he thought it was just heartburn, but it turned out to be a heart attack. If not for his 14-year-old son, he wouldn't be here. Jesse Galloway says his dad has always been a mentor and role model for him. But on Saturday the roles were reversed. "Dads want to be the heroes of their sons or daughters," Galloway said. "My son is my hero to me."

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05/20/2013

Carolina Forest “medical miracle” thanks medical team for saving her life

From: Myrtle Beach Online

Katie John died on May 14, 2012. Katie John collapsed in her kitchen one year ago from cardiac arrest. For an estimated six to eight minutes, she was clinically dead, with no oxygen getting to her brain. Miraculously, paramedics got her heartbeat to return while performing CPR. At the hospital, doctors brought her back to health without any lingering complications

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05/13/2013

Woman uses CPR to revive boy who stopped breathing after being hit by baseball

From: The New Jersey Messenger Gazette

A quick-thinking spectator revived an 8-year-old boy Saturday afternoon when he stopped breathing after being hit by a baseball. The boy, a Northvale resident, was sliding into third base during a game at Highland Field when he was hit just above the heart, said Harrington Park Police Chief Albert Maalouf.

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05/10/2013

Zionsville woman uses CPR to save husband’s life

From: FOX 59

A woman saves her husband’s life by performing CPR. The Boone County sheriff says it just goes to show how important it is to take CPR classes. Chip Cravens is a reserve deputy with the Boone County Sheriff’s Office. Back in March, Chip was at home when he collapsed. “He walked over to add to a text I was writing to our daughter-in-law and he just fell face down,” Lori Cravens said.

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05/09/2013

Amelia Man Says Teacher Saved His Life With CPR

From: ABC 8 WRIC

Brian Handy suffered a heart attack during the Annual Spring Concert in Amelia High School's auditorium last Thursday night. He started to feel ill towards the end of the concert. "I got really hot and light headed and I got up and took about six steps and I was gone," recalls Brian. His heart stopped beating, and Brian literally dropped dead. Brian's girlfriend Elaine Lee witnessed the terrifying scene. "He fell face first into the corner of the auditorium," she recounts.

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05/09/2013

Students save a life

From: The Altoona Mirror

A pair of student athletes saved the life of a man who collapsed Sunday afternoon on the Hollidaysburg Area High School track where they were practicing football footwork drills. Golden Tigers football players Daniel Baker and Caleb Parnell, both 17 and trained in CPR, rushed over to Jerry Jackson, 68, who Parnell saw had fallen to the ground. An onlooker immediately called 911, but for the next 10 minutes, Jackson's heartbeat was in Baker's hands and his breath in Parnell's lungs.

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05/07/2013

Northbrook residents to be recognized for saving man who had heart attack

From: Northbrook Local Tribune

As the cars of Sue Weszt and Brian Drake approached the 2000 block of Cherry Lane in Northbrook on the afternoon of April 14, they saw a man unconscious. Pulling over, Westz, a longtime cardiac nurse, asked a bystander to call 911 before she approached the victim, a 44-year-old Northbrook resident. He has no pulse. The victim had been on his bicycle when he collapsed from an apparent heart attack, according to the Northbrook Fire Department. Drake, 34, came upon the scene on his way home from downtown Chicago with his wife and three kids. A supervisor for the Evanston 911 center, Drake used his radio to notify Northbrook police.

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05/06/2013

Quick-thinking bus driver saves passenger with CPR

From: Yahoo! News

A bus driver in Sydney, Australia, kept his cool and helped save a passenger's life. Amar Wahid was driving his city bus when a woman collapsed into the aisle. According to Australia's 9 News, Wahid, who had recently completed a first-aid course, pulled over and performed CPR on the woman until paramedics arrived. The incident was captured on the bus's security camera.

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05/06/2013

Teen uses CPR skills to save woman in Safeway

From: Bonney Lake & Sumner Courier Herald

Safeway produce clerk Austin Bergstrom knew something was wrong with regular customer Penny Maier. “She wasn’t acting right, so I kept an eye on her,” he said. When he saw her collapse, he realized he was the only employee in the area. Fortunately, he knew what to do.

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05/01/2013

West Newbury Little League Dads Save Woman In Cardiac Arrest

From: CBS Boston

She’s rebounded enough to pickup after the kids, even as a portable defibrillator reminds Samantha Graham that she’s not yet out of the woods. “I count my blessings every day,” Graham said. It was last Wednesday on the ball fields of West Newbury, that doctors now say a pair of Good Samaritans saved her life.

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05/01/2013

Lewisboro Officer Saves Man's Life

From: Rye Patch

Tom Ritchey said he was in the "right spot at the right time" to keep a Vista man from dying in front of his daughter. He was driving down Tribrook Drive in Vista late in the afternoon when he saw a 17-year-old girl running toward him. "She yelled, 'my Dad just collapsed' and I immediately stopped and called for an ambulance," he said. "I grabbed the defibrillator and oxygen from the police car."

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04/25/2013

Newark TSA Screener Administers CPR, Helps Save Dying Passenger

From: CBS New York

A Transportation Security Administration inspector at Newark Liberty International Airport is being hailed a hero. Robert Kennish was working at Terminal A at Newark Airport on Tuesday and getting ready to inspect a Virgin America plane that had just arrived. At around 6:30 p.m., he headed down the jet bridge toward the plane when he saw an elderly woman on the jetway floor and a customer service agent who told him that the passenger had just collapsed and was not breathing.

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04/23/2013

Sheffield mum so proud after hero son saves her life

From: The Star

A teenager was hailed a hero today – after he saved his mum’s life when she collapsed after a massive heart attack. Mason Crookes, aged 14, leapt into action and performed vital chest compressions... The brave boy restarted his mum’s heartbeat – and kept up CPR for five precious minutes – before ambulance crews arrived to rush her to the Northern General Hospital.

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04/22/2013

Southeastern student saves toddler after giving her CPR

From: Enterprize News.com

Merissa Cardoza can recall the lessons at Southeastern Regional High School where she learned CPR. She knows the steps – check the airway, breaths, compressions. The senior in the health services program hopes to be a nurse someday but it was last week that she got her first real lesson in the field.

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04/22/2013

High Point girl saves teammate’s life by performing CPR

From: My FOX 8.com

Several members of the Wesleyan softball team used something they learned in school to save the life of a teammate. It was a normal day of practice for the Wesleyan Academy Softball team. “And I was at home plate hitting a ball and we was doing base running, and all of a sudden…,” said Coach Donald Brewer. That’s when eighth-grader Paris White collapsed during practice

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04/22/2013

Colleagues Save New Mexico Postal Worker With CPR

From: EMS World

When a postal worker's heart stopped beating Tuesday, plenty of hands were willing to help keep her blood circulating. "I guess you could call it a team effort," said Lonnie Sanchez, a supervisor at the Pacheco Street post office where the incident occurred. And it goes to show how important it is for people to learn CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation), said Santa Fe Police Officer Joe LeBlanc.

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04/22/2013

Teen uses CPR skills to save Milton woman

From: The Courier-Herald

Safeway Produce Clerk Austin Bergstrom knew something was wrong with regular customer Penny Maier. “She wasn’t acting right, so I kept an eye on her,” he said. When he saw her collapse, he realized he was the only employee in the area. Fortunately, he knew what to do. As a Boy Scout, Bergstrom, 17, had been trained in first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation. He ran to the Customer Service desk and told them to call 911. Returning to Maier, he began CPR.

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04/22/2013

Local student credited with helping save stranger's life using CPR technique he had just learned

From: 10News -ABC Affiliate

A Carmel Valley teenager is being called a hero after he sprang into action and used CPR to save a stranger at the Del Mar Highlands Town Center. Trevor Brown, 17, explained how it all began on the afternoon of April 10 after tennis practice at Cathedral Catholic High School. "I was leaving El Pollo Loco and my mom pointed out to me that there's a man lying on the ground," recalled Trevor. "I looked over and I said I could help this guy."

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