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Powerheart to the Rescue: Fast-Acting Coaches, Principal Save 13-Year-Old Student’s Life

Amanda Marquez at ceremony where her coaches and school principal were recognized for saving her life using an AED.

On August 23, 13-year-old Amanda Marquez went into sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) during volleyball tryouts at Creek Valley Middle School in Carrollton, Texas. Fortunately, the school’s coaches were prepared. While the vice-principal called 911, Principal Nicole Jund brought the school’s automated external defibrillator (AED) into the gym. Coaches administered CPR, and Jund opened the AED […]

AED donations honor young ballplayer Dylan Williams

At the 3rd annual Dylan Williams Memorial Baseball invitational in Union City, Ind., three teams and their communities won big. 12U Versailles, 10U Dylan’s Dawgs, and 8U Versailles, the winning teams in the three participating age brackets, each received a Cardiac Science Powerheart® G3 Plus automatic external defibrillator (AED) from the Dylan Williams Forever an […]

Ohio fitness club AED saves the life of a club member

Anytime Fitness, where a member was saved using a Cardiac Science G3 Plus AED.

Anytime Fitness in London, Ohio, keeps a Cardiac Science Powerheart® G3 AED (automated external defibrillator) on the wall. So when Brenda Wallace collapsed after a workout, general manager Nathan Miller was ready. Wallace, 64, had been working out on a stationery bicycle. She walked over a couch and sat down, and Miller was headed over to greet […]

AEDs for Schools are Gregory Moyer’s Legacy

Rachel Moyer holds AED

Gregory Moyer’s parents waited 15 years to mark his grave with a headstone. During that time, John and Rachel Moyer of Shawnee-on-Delaware, Pennsylvania, worked with schools and legislatures from Maine to Hawaii to communicate the importance of making automated external defibrillators (AEDs) available in schools. They established the Gregory W. Moyer Defibrillator Fund (www.gregaed.org) in memory of […]

Virginia Deputies Use AED to Save Woman’s Life

The York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office bought Cardiac Science Powerheart G5 automatic external defibrillators (AEDs) last August to enable all of its first responders to assist victims of sudden cardiac arrest. That’s exactly what Deputy Deborah Graves and Sgt. Steve Drackert did November 22 when they received a report of a Code Blue cardiac incident at a York County residence. The […]