My older brother becomes a kid after survival

My older brother is only 32-years-old. He has been my hero my whole life. He had a cardiac arrest about three weeks ago at home. The people around him didn't know how to perform a CPR so he got the proper medical aid only after ~10-15 minutes. The heartbeat was restored about 30 minutes after that. Being in a deep coma after three days, his eyes opened and his breath became normal. After two… Read More

Learning each day

I am the wife of an SCA Survivor. My husband had cardiac arrest about 8 weeks ago. He was life lighted with a very weak pulse to the heart hospital a few hours away. After 24 hours of cooling blanket time, lots of prayers, and a lot of meds, he woke up the next day when they warmed him up again. He now has an ICD/Pacemaker. After some time in Rehab to help strengthen him, he has returned home and… Read More

Not yet

On Tuesday, February 12, 2019 at approximately 3:40 in the afternoon, I was at work, not in my office but in the main hallway. If I had been in my office they still may not have found me. I was talking to a member of my team, when I started to get dizzy. I started to stumble around and then ran forward straight into a door frame. I fell to the floor and several team members came and stood around… Read More

I survived Sudden Cardiac Arrest, yet it took 13 Years to attest

Hello, my name is Angel and I would love to help spread awareness of cardiac arrest, for I too was ignorant about what had happened to me after being beat up and beat in the face (left eye area) over and over again. I never went to the hospital, and it took me 13 years to realize that the gasping noises a witness was talking about that I was making when unconscious from the blows to the head....… Read More

Narrative from a survivor's daughter

I remember the night my mother died. On March 10, 2020, my mother was as organized, and detail-oriented as ever. She laid out her work clothes and put her work materials by the door. Our entire household week was entered into a calendar. Believe me when I say my mother was her usual self--too much for a 7th grader. At 2am I woke up to my father screaming "I'M TELLING YOU IT'S NOT WORKING!!" into… Read More

A boy born to unknown futures

A boy born to unknown futures I was so tiny, my first bed was a dresser drawer; my size though was a red flag to bigger concerns. At 6:55 a.m. on August 25th, 1961 in Albany, OR. my parents heard me for the first time. The joy filled smiles that greet every parent, were present on their faces as well. For them, I was round two, my big brother arrived 2 years earlier. My Apgar score was alright… Read More

Life after death

I have no memory of Sunday, May 21, 2017, and I’m lucky to be alive. Similar to other Sundays during the spring, I was playing softball in the Chesapeake and Potomac Softball (CAPS) league at Watkins Regional Park in Maryland. I drove to the fields at 09:30, stopping at 7-11 for water and a protein bar and then headed to Watkins. In the parking lot, I met up with a former teammate and good friend… Read More

My husband was only 29 years old

I just shared my story below but I wanted to add that my husband was only 29 years old and I'm 24. We have only been married since 10.05.19. I kept thinking I am way too young to be a widow, he way too young to die and that we had our whole lives ahead of us. Our life was amazing. I'm so thankful for his miraculous recovery.

My husband is alive today because of amazing first responders

On 05/29/2020 my husband and I had just eaten dinner and were watching TV when he had what I believe to be a seizure and threw up. I got him on his side as fast as I could but he had thrown up when his head was tilted backwards during the seizure, I heard gargling and then he stopped breathing. As soon I pulled him off the couch and got him on the floor on his back, the paramedics show up and… Read More

How I joined the Unicorn tribe

I'm a 59-year-old professional woman, overweight by about 80 lbs. but extremely healthy other than that. I have never had to take any medications, have no history of any kind of illness, and have only been in the hospital once, to have my son, by C section, 26 years ago! February 28, 2020, was just another day. I had to stop at the dentist for a quick check on some periodontal cleaning that had… Read More