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Archive: January, 2012

AED Donations in Community Raises Awareness

Post by Nathan Stephens

As sedentary lifestyles and unhealthy eating have become more popular, it should not come as a surprise that cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in Canada. There are various kinds of heart disease. Sudden cardiac arrest happens when the heart simply stops beating. Half of the time, sudden cardiac arrest occurs outside of any medical facility. Early defibrillation is the most significant factor determining if a victim will survive this critical time.


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Father’s Life Saved Because a Gym Was Prepared with an AED

Post by Chris Nelson

Sam Hungerbuhler was sitting at his stepson’s basketball game when something seemed to be wrong.  “I was sitting there watching the kids going to the ceiling, but at the same time I was like ‘Why are the kids going to the ceiling?'”

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Richland, Washington High School Student given second chance by AED

Post by Becky Becker

Most of us now know what an AED is, and are familiar with the basic knowledge that it is a portable medical device and that it can save a life. Jeremy Brewer, his family and his friends at Richland High School in the southeastern part of Washington State know first-hand what that looks like now.

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