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2008-06-06 DL My deepest sympathies. As someone knowledgable in this field, I would like to add the following. In line with the chain of survival; where ever you place an AED, there should be a structured mandatory program in place where EVERYONE (teachers, age-appropriate students, janitors, parents etc) attends. They learn and refresh basis CPR skills, and you can structure a system like the Seattle model - on a smaller scale. In Seattle upward of 45% of the population, including school-aged kids, have had 1 or more CPR classes (including kids, age-appropriate). It's a way of raising awareness, informing the community, demystifying AEDs, and extending and solidifying your terrific program. RC optional programs are great, but not enough. It all comes bacck to $$.
2008-06-06 Lisa Fresa Thank you sharing your story. I am on the board of our little league and we have been discussing trying to purchase these. They are quite expensive we would need at least 2 for our main fields. If you have any idea how we can get one at a discounted rate please contact me. Our league has roughly 600 players. Our web site is sheltonnational.org if you need contact info
2008-06-06 Lisa I am so sorry for the loss of your precious son. My son David Lee died at the age of 8 (he would have celebrated his 9th birthday 2 weeks after his accident) when he was struck in the chest with a standard hard baseball. If an AED had been available, he might have lived. Because of his accident, the recreation department in our town changed several aspects of the youth baseball program. They now use a low impact ball, which looks and feels like a regular hardball, but has a little bit of give to it. They also no longer allow kids under 12 in the on deck circle. Please accept my deepest condolences.
2008-06-06 Katie-Anne I read your story on CNN.com today and made it the subject of my Opinionated News blog. The $5 I earned from the blog has been donated through your paypal account system. Thank you for everything you're doing to try to stop another parent from feeling the pain you feel.
2008-06-06 Lorrie My heart is so sad for your loss of your beautiful boy. This pic of him at the stadium, dreaming of being on the field someday...he IS in heaven, having the most awesome games imagined! God bless you all! I will help as much as I can..for Robbie.
2008-06-06 Trevor Barnett I do not have any children yet, but I have read Robbie's story on CNN today. Jill I think that you and your husband are incredibly strong people to do what you are doing today. I think what you are doing is a great thing.
2008-06-06 Ron Sage I have this same concern about my sports league. I want to take this one step further, in that simply having one "in schools" is not enough. Are that ever taken out to were the kids play and practice their sport? NO is the answer. So what good purpose does this serve after school hours when the kids are still out at practice and the AED is inside the school, protecting who? A change in thought processes needs to happen as well. Get them out were the kids and large congregations of folks are at, have them readily available. My sports league doesn't own such, and relies on the Parks and Recreation Dept. to supply this. A eight field complex with a single unit located within the offices is the only one available, clearly outside the short couple minutes recommended. Can I get anyone to see this problem? Not until it happens to us. I am sorry.
2008-06-06 Michelle Johnston I lost a daughter from undiagnosed wills parkinson white. She was 11 years old when she went into cardiac arrest at a friends house. She was without oxegen for a while and was left severely disabled, she died four years later at the age of fifteen. It is not just sports playing kids who die from this. This can happen to anyone, and the prevalance I found of people with extra pathways in their heart is more prevalant than you think. People who play sports are however, at a greater risk. Have these devices in schools and at home.
2008-06-06 Concerned I feel quite sorry for anyone who has lost a child while participating in youth sports. Still, I can't help but feel that time and effort would be better spent elsewhere. More than 1 million children die every year from malnutrition. ! million people die from malaria. The cost of one AED would buy an awful lot of food or medicine. Still, I do think it's remarkable that we live in such circumstance that we can afford such luxuries.
2008-06-06 Woodenhead1963 MikeB,I DO see what you're saying. By the same token, 99.99999% of the time no fires will ever break out in many places that have fire extinguishers and/or smoke alarms. So, following your logic, let's also get rid of fire extinguishers, smoke alarms, and sprinkler systems. Right? WRONG!!!Because, as previous posters have pointed out, it's not just young athletes that can go into cardiac arrest. Coaches, parents, umpires, fans in the stands, etc. may also benefit. Last time I checked, heart disease was the number one killer in the U.S.Plus, if it were your son or daughter that went into cardiac arrest, you would want to give him/her every chance for survival. At least I hope you would.In closing, I doubt it is potential donors' money you are most concerned about. Your statement, "Welcome to the Internet", strongly suggests that you only posted what you did to stir up trouble here. A typical troll. Spare us.

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