Tag Archives: basketball AEDs

Michigan school raises AED funds in memory of Wes Leonard

Fennville High School in Fennville, Mich., hosted its 4th annual “Never Forgotten” game on Jan. 30 in memory of Wes Leonard. A member of the Fennville Blackhawks basketball team, Leonard, suffered sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) during a game in 2011. He collapsed just moments after making the game-winning overtime shot that gave the Blackhawks a 20-0 season. […]

Athletic Trainer Revives Basketball Player with an AED

On Wednesday, July 17, April Daniels, an athletic trainer from Cardinal Stritch University, was working at an Amateur Athletic Union* (AAU) basketball tournament at Homestead High School in Mequon, Wisconsin when a teenage basketball player, 17, collapsed from sudden cardiac arrest (SCA). Daniels later told Fox 6 WITI TV in Milwaukee, “He did have a […]

Sudden cardiac arrest on the basketball court: Another sports tragedy [VIDEO]

Just minutes after Wes Leonard shot the game-winning basket for Fennville High School, he lay lifeless on the floor of the court. A spectator began CPR, 911 was called, but it is not clear if the school had an automated external defibrillator (AED) or if one was used before paramedics arrived on the scene. When the ambulance […]