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The Miracle

On November 18, 2015, I went into cardiac arrest and suffered a heart attack while participating in a parents vs. kids soccer game with my 8 year old son. I was able to get in a whole four minutes before suffering my episode. Immediately a combination of four people started performing CPR until the local rescue squad and paramedics where on site. I had to be shocked with an AED twice to get my pulse back. From there I was air lifted to Cooper Hospital in Camden NJ and was immediately put under a hypothermic treatment which lowered my body temperature in effort to preserve brain functions. Once it was realized that my brain was fine, I was taken off this to allow my body temperature to rise and start preparing for surgery.

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