Man Credits Defibrillator With Saving His Life at Maple Leaf Parade
By, Jessica Larsen, LaCrosseTribune.com
William Kendhammer was sipping a cold beer Saturday at the Maple Leaf Parade, chatting with a friend. The next thing he remembers, he was staring up at emergency personnel as they fought to save his life.
“He was essentially dead,” said Dr. Kristof Gehrke, a physician in Mayo Clinic Health System’s intensive care unit.
Kendhammer, a 34-year-old father of two, had gone into sudden cardiac arrest.