AEDs for Schools are Gregory Moyer’s Legacy

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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

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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 […]

Cardiac Science to Provide AEDs for Upcoming Hartford Marathon

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Months of long-distance training and sacrifice will pay off for runners in Hartford, Conn., on Oct. 10–all under the watchful eye of Powerheart® G5 automated external defibrillators (AEDs). As part of the company’s AED donation and loan program, Cardiac Science will provide 13 Powerheart® G5 AEDs to the Eversource Hartford Marathon, an event expected to […]

How a Cross-Country Bike Ride Honored a Fallen Friend, Raised Funds for Cardiac Screening and AEDs

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The heat was at times brutal. One day his temperature gauge actually read 114 degrees. Yet Derek Blalock continued to pedal. In all, he traveled 6,500 miles on his Trek bike, traversing 23 states, including a stop at the Grand Canyon, all to honor the memory of a high school friend and raise thousands of […]

AED at Ball Field Saves Life of Iowa High School First Baseman

Matt Shaver, sudden cardiac arrest survivor

A readily accessible automated external defibrillator (AED) at the ball field saved the life of Matt Shaver, a Johnston, Iowa, high school baseball player, this summer. The 18-year-old first baseman was outside the dugout during the second game of a home-field doubleheader when he experienced sudden cardiac arrest (SCA). The high school’s trainer, Chris Wiedmann, called for an AED and started cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR), […]