One of our many donations in 2013, was the donation of a Philips HeartStart OnSite AED to Tender Heartbeats, an organization dedicated to placing AEDs in Utah schools. Tender Heartbeats selected Riverdale Elementary School to receive the donated AED. Read on, to hear more about why this school was selected.
Are there schools in your community still lacking an AED? The Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation is looking to help through the “You Can Save a Life at School AED Challenge”. Through this program, the foundation will be donating one AED a month from March 2014 through December 2014.
Today’s post comes to us from Penny Lane who serves as Camp Director for Camp del Corazon, a camp for children and teens with heart disease. Penny’s mother, Lisa Knight who is also an R.N., was inspired to found this camp in 1995. That summer she brought together 49 children along with staff to spend three days together for camping and community. The camp was created to offer children a safe environment to enjoy and summer fun and build friendships with peers with similar health conditions. Below, Penny tells how the camp has grown over the past twenty years. We were privileged to donate an AED to Camp del Corazon this summer. We were introduced to this great program through our friend Angela from Rescue Heart Foundation. If you missed Angela’s guest post about her trip to Haiti, you will definitely want to check it out as well. But for now, please read on to learn more about the wonderful experience Camp del Corazon provides for youth impacted by heart disease.
The below post was written by Dr. Reed Shnider, a cardiologist who volunteers with the Foundation for African Medicine and Education. AED.com recently donated an AED to Dr. Snider to pass on to the FAME Health Center in Karatu, Tanzania. We are proud to be able to work with Dr. Snider and FAME as they improve healthcare access in Africa. Please read on to hear Dr. Snider’s story in his own words.
There’s nothing like a good partnership when it comes to saving lives: CPR and AEDs, lay rescuers and paramedics, and now Johns Hopkins Medicine and The Israel and Mollie Myers Foundation. The university-based medical center and local foundation teamed up to donate 10 AEDs to Baltimore schools.
Wayne Jones III came to the Tennessee State football program as a walk-on redshirt freshman defensive back. According to reports, during a non-contact practice on November 7th, he was returning the ball to the assistant coach after a backpedaling drill when he suddenly collapsed. 911 was called at 4:35 p.m. Jones was brought to the hospital and later pronounced dead at 5:33 p.m. Continue reading Would an AED have Saved Wayne Jones III?→