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Miracle on Main Street

A 66-year-old led a fundraising campaign to purchase three AEDs for the Lincoln Park Police Department. He knew the medical equipment would provide critical aid to individuals enduring cardiac arrest. He never imagined, however, that it would save his own life.

The man was out shopping for a party when he stopped at a traffic light along Main Street in Lincoln Park. That’s all he remembers before waking up in Chilton Hospital. With the help of some extraordinary people, technology and perhaps a little serendipity he was able to survive. 

Donated AED Saves Life

A defibrillator donated to the Crescent Head Holiday Park on Friday was put to use just two hours later to save a man’s life.

The man in his 50s, who was visiting the area, suffered a heart attack while surfing at the Crescent Head point just before 11am on Friday. 

The man was dragged from the surf by two local men who cut the man’s wetsuit off before one of them began cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) on the man.

A female bystander then raced over to the Crescent Head holiday park reception and asked for the defibrillator. 

Long Island Man Survives Cardiac Scare

Zach Young was 21 years old in January when he got a phone call inviting him to play hockey - a call that probably saved his life. 

Zach was home on Long Island with his dad when a friend invited him to the rink in nearby Bethpage. Once he got there, Zach's heart stopped suddenly and without warning. "I was sitting on one of the bleachers right outside the rink and apparently I started to feel really hot and I just went down." 

Zach collapsed just before 11 p.m. that night. His quick-thinking friends grabbed an automatic external defibrillator, attached the pads on Zach's chest, and pressed the button. Doctors said he would have died without it. 

Independence Township Police Save Two Lives in Three Days

For the second time in less than six months, Independence Township police officer John O'Neil found himself last week shocking the life back into a resident. 

Independence Township police have automated external defibrillators in every car and receive training to shock a heart back into a functioning state. 

A Very Happy Father's Day: Son Saves Dad's Life With Portable Defibrillator

Wayne Millen worried for years that he'd die of sudden heart attack. Genetically, his odds weren't good. His father died of a heart attack at age 66. His mother underwent heart bypass surgery when she was 66. His younger brother, after surviving two heart attacks in two years, died at age 53 of sudden cardiac arrest.

So Millen regularly sent to the doctor. He submitted to all recommended medical tests and took medication that lowered his cholesterol to ideal levels. He worked to stay fit. And last year he bought an automated external defibrillator.

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