As Alexandra (Alex) Lucas and her mom raced down a grocery store aisle for an urgent visit to the bathroom, they found themselves in a very different kind of emergency situation. Upon entering a stall, Alex, just 5 years old, went into cardiac arrest. “Alex fell face-first onto the floor. I thought she must have […]
When Sue Johnson reported to work on April 6 at Crestwood Primary School in Mantua, she expected it to be like any other day in her role as an administrative assistant. “I had duty from 8:40-9:05 a.m. and then went back to my office to get some paperwork together for Sherry Peters, our director of […]
Mary Beth Habunek has no memories of her father. Coronary artery disease took his life when he was just 37 years old – Mary Beth’s mother, Eileen, was still pregnant. With only photographs and other people’s memories of her dad, Mary Beth wanted to do all she could to make sure the same thing didn’t […]
It’s awareness week for a condition called commotio cordis, which occurs in children between the ages of 9 and 15. When a child suffers a blow to the chest, particularly from a ball, he may immediately go into cardiac arrest.