Archive - Oct 15, 2013

Archive - Oct 15, 2013

Do It for Your Family. Do It for the People Who Love You.

Helene Rish, Sanford, FL – 38 at time of event (2012)

I Had No Time to React

Patti Farrell, Milwaukee, WI – 61 at time of event (2013)

Patti Farrell and familyPatti Farrell had always been very healthy, but lately had been experiencing increasing shortness of breath and stomach aches. While shopping at Target, the 61-year-old could hardly breathe and the pain was so intense she had to rest in her car. Her daughter-in-law arrived and took Patti to the hospital, where doctors discovered fluid in her lungs and diagnosed Patti with non-ischemic cardiomyopathy. 

A Real Sense of Security

Darren Califano, Sanford, FL – 47 at time of event (2012)

Veteran Baseball Umpire Wally Bell Dies at 48

NEW YORK, NY--Major League Baseball umpire Wally Bell died of an apparent heart attack Monday, a week after working the NL playoff series between the Pittsburgh Pirates and St. Louis Cardinals. He was 48.

The commissioner's office said Bell died in his home state of Ohio.

Bell had not been feeling well over the weekend and had been scheduled to see doctors later Monday at the Cleveland Clinic.

Bell had quintuple bypass surgery on Feb. 18, 1999, that left him with an 8-inch scar down the middle of his chest. His father survived two heart attacks before he died.

Family Was Always Special To Us, But It's Extra Special Now

Barbara Campbell, Lewisburg, TN – 67 at time of event (2012)

Barbara Campbell & Husband“Family is very important to me. Everyone knows I love family.” For as long as she could remember, 67-year-old Barbara Campbell hosted a weekly Sunday dinner for her four children and six grandchildren. In recent years, the tradition started to take a physical toll. Barbara was constantly exhausted and she would lose her breath just walking across the room. As she was preparing a meal one Sunday, she turned to her husband, Everett and said: “I can’t do this anymore.”

Use of AED Saves Referee's Life

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK--An automated external defibrillator, commonly known as an "AED" is the piece of medical equipment responsible for saving Pete Swiggum's life Monday, after he collapsed onto the field while officiating a football game at Notre Dame Academy.

"I was just reffing the game, I had just spotted the football and walked around the defensive line to get to my position and the lights went out," explains Swiggum, "It was something related to my heart having a small leak."

"It was very surreal, and very scary," says Notre Dame Athletic Director Ken Flaten.

Terry Hess is a Prevea Health Athletic Trainer who is present at every Notre Dame sporting event. He came to the rescue with the AED, something Notre Dame has had for years but never used.

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