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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.
2008-06-06 Gary Lamoree WOW! What a great idea and effort! My hat is off to you. I currently reside in Corbin Ky, Our 11 year old is very active in the baseball program here in Whitley County. I will bring this before the board of commissioners, They may already have one but I am 90% sure they don't. Currently on our county complex, approximatley 7 games are being played at any given time, from pee-wee to girls softball. This would be a great asset. I was also excited to see my home town of Fishkill Ny involved...fond memories of my baseball days.
2008-06-06 Sara This is a very worthy cause. Whether it is actually used or is there as a "just incase", it is worth every penny. From children to the elderly, these devices can buy someone those precious minutes they need until medical help can arrive. I have personally seen the use of one of these devices while at the gym, and I am happy to report the young man not only survived his heart attack, but was back in the gym a few months later. If it weren't for this, and the quick thought of some people at the scene, this man would not be alive today.
2008-06-06 Ontarian Well my healthy father was at the YMCA and had sudden arrythmic arrest and a defibrillator saved his life forsure! They had to use more then once on him. Paramedics and heart doctors said without he had no chance. I have also heard of children dying from this in other sports. So keep up the good work!
2008-06-06 Lisa Hello, Thank You for turning your personal tragedy into a very worth while cause. Your son is adorable, and I'm sure, smiling down upon his parents with pride :) To Mikeb. Do your usually write with such ignorance? I'd suggest that next time you write you at least research what you are writing about. Do you know the cost of an AED? Are you aware that an AED can be used for adults and children ? I'm sure you are well aware that the AED devices are well endorced by the American Heart Association, the CDC and virtually all other well respected medical associations. My son's baseball Little Leage purchased an AED this season. And this rather inexpensive purchase ($1,500 ) devided amongst several teams saved 2 lives. And, yes, MikeB. one of them was a very young adult. So, no one minded in the least that each team had to "fork out" virtually $50 a team or $5 a player. The lives this device saved were well worth the cost. So, Mikeb, I suggest you learn the self Heimlich maneuver.... it may save YOUR life the next time you shove your foot mouth. Againto the Levine family best wishes with your cause. You have a speical angel at your side.
2008-06-06 Cathy Mikeb-what an ignorant and insensitive comment. If one of these devices saves the life of even one child I consider it money well spent

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