Sudden Cardiac Arrest Law Raises Awareness

By Tim Darragh, Of The Morning Call

The images flashed on the screen in the auditorium at Emmaus High School: There was Hank Gathers, the All-American basketball player, collapsing and dying on a basketball court in 1990.

Then an unnamed girl suddenly collapsing like Gathers in a school hallway. Two teachers rush to her aid, perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation and within two minutes shock her chest with an automated external defibrillator. She lived.

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