Tag Archives: sudden cardiac arrest

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 […]

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), […]

Spirit of St. Louis: City’s AED Program Continues to Shine

St. Louis Lifesaving Foundation logo

Over the past decade, the city known as the “Gateway to the West” has earned another moniker: heart safe. That’s because St. Louis’s (Mo.) Public Access Defibrillation (PAD) program, one of the largest PAD programs in the United States, has placed automated external defibrillators (AEDs) in city offices and buildings including the St. Louis public […]