Heart survives SCA thanks to Powerheart® AED

Principal Jason Smith and staff at the Longfellow Middle School are honored for the rescue of 7th grader Omarion Heart using the schools Powerheart AED.

When 7th grader Omarion Heart collapsed during gym class Longfellow Middle School in Indianapolis last month, school staff were ready to act. Heart, 13, had been playing basketball when sudden cardiac arrest struck. He fell to the floor and stopped breathing. Two of his classmates ran to get help, returning with the school nurse and […]

Heroes team up to save college student life with Powerheart® AED

Teamwork pays off is an axiom normally equated to sports. Recently, it applied to a student’s life. When Wichita State University student Tyler Hull collapsed in the school’s Ablah Library on Dec. 15, students, police, and first responders collaborated to save his life with a Powerheart® G3 Plus automated external defibrillator (AED). The university honored […]

Co-workers, Powerheart® G5 AED Help Save CM Tucker Lumber Employee

Rollings with Powerheart G5 AED

The folks at CM Tucker Lumber in Pageland, S.C., made an investment in an automated external defibrillator (AED) program 11 years ago. Back in November, that decision paid off handsomely when employees used one of the company’s new Powerheart® G5 AEDs to save a co-worker’s life. Bobby Rollings, a grader at the lumber company, was […]

Foundation offers heart screening event at Kansas State University

Poster at the Anthony Bates Foundation heart screening event at KSU

The Anthony Bates Foundation held a heart screening event at Kansas State University on Sept. 11, providing exams for close to 300 college athletes, student athletes from area high schools, and other community members. The event at the K-State Alumni Center is one of dozens organized by the Anthony Bates Foundation, which has a goal […]

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 […]