Steve Englert’s link to Sudden Cardiac Arrest is a bit different from others featured on this site. Steve is not a survivor. He has not suffered an SCA. He has not had to be rescued by heroes with cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) or an automated external defibrillator (AED.) Steve got involved with the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation because of his risk of SCA.
Bruce Benda, Pittsburgh, PA–52 at time of event (2014)
The old saw ‘ignorance is bliss’ applied when Hannah Benda, daughter of sudden cardiac arrest survivor Bruce Benda got word that her dad had suffered SCA at a golf outing at Laurel Valley Golf Club in Ligonier, Pennsylvania.
Having experienced a near death experience of Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) has significantly changed my life. The description of my survival is based upon my wife’s recollection since I was suddenly stricken with SCA at a professional friend’s home in Rocklin, California seven years ago. I do not remember anything that happened when I suffered the SCA, nor do I remember the week prior to my SCA.
Dave Sandler, Owings Mills, MD–48 at time of event (2009)
Dave Sandler is a professional inspirational speaker. He is the author of the new book “Taking a Detour.” Dave owns Detour Dave Inc., which delivers traffic information to the Baltimore/Washington area on WBAL Radio and 98 Rock. He also provides entertainment for weddings and other private affairs.
On August 9, 2009, I took the biggest detour of my life. I died that day, but God was not ready to take me.
Ellie Whelan, Petersburg, VA– 16 at time of event (2013)
In November 2013, young actress Ellie Whelan was performing in front of a packed auditorium at Appomattox Regional Governor’s School for the Arts and Technology when she collapsed onstage. Audience members thought it was part of the act; then she didn’t get up. At the age of 16, she had suffered a cardiac arrest.
Bruce Evans, Sussex, WI– 52 at time of event (2014)
My name is Jamie LaLonde. I am 23 years old and at 18, I suffered a sudden cardiac arrest while working in the Mall of America.
Beverly Buxareo, Pittsburgh, PA – 50 at time of event (2010)