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    [Portable Defibulators for School]

    Author: Kay (204.184.29.---)

    Date: 11-11-02 13:55

    Does anyone have any information on how to raise money to have portable defibulators place in schools? I live in Missouri. Are there organziations I can call? My 10-year old nephew passed away on the playground at school on Monday. If the school would of had a portable defibulator, it could have saved his life. I was going to check in to raising money to have portable defibulators placed in the schools in my area in his name. Can anyone help? Thanks,

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    [Re: Portable Defibulators for School]

    Author: Sarah B. Board Moderator (12.144.99.---)

    Date: 11-11-02 14:27

    Dear Kay,

    I am so sorry for you and your family's loss. There are many others on this board who are or who have gone what you are going through.

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    -Please call Lisa directly at 973-983-7429 to get information on how to promote and fund defibrillators in schools.

    Please try and make sure that they test for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy if you don't already know that this is in the family as everyone needs to be screened if that is what he had.

    god bless,

    Sarah

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    [Re: Portable Defibulators for School]

    Author: Sarah B. Board Moderator (12.144.99.---)

    Date: 11-11-02 14:29

    Kay

    I just read your other post, so please ignore my screening comment. I'm so sorry. It is such a rough disease. This is why we encourage seeing specialists so much --the average general practitioner is just not equipped to evaluate HCM. That being said, even a specialist can't predict everything and your nephew could have been lost regardless.

    you are all in my prayers,

    S

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    [Re: Portable Defibulators for School]

    Author: cynthia (---.cap.east.verizon.net)

    Date: 11-11-02 17:11

    In this area, a Masonic Lodge took defibulators for schools on as their project. The donated six I bieleve last year to schools in two school districts. That gave one district enough to have one at each school building in the district. Needless to say, the schools were quite pleased.

    Perhaps Masons or other service organizations in other areas could take defibulators on as projects.

    cynthia

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    [good luck]

    Author: Ronnie (---.tnt1.columbus.ms.da.uu.net)

    Date: 11-11-02 19:46

    we had 20 defibulators donated to our local law enforcement this weekend. They will be in use within a weeks time. This community probably could have used them last night, a catagory 3 tornado scared the pants off of us. It went right through the heart of Columbus, Mississippi. 1 person died and many more were hurt. It could have been a lot worse. God had mercy on us. Pray for the good people of Columbus, thanks.

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    [Re: good luck]

    Author: Larry (---.ppp.fcc.net)

    Date: 11-12-02 17:27

    On a somewhat related note, I heard a news report on the radio today that suggested that the FDA may have just approved what was described in the report as "the first defibulators desingned for home use". I did only catch a quick blurb.

    Any insight on this anyone?

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    [Re: good luck]

    Author: Sarah B. Board Moderator (12.144.99.---)

    Date: 11-13-02 11:14

    Dear Larry,

    See my post at the top of the board. They did!

    S

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    [Re: good luck]

    Author: Kay (204.184.29.---)

    Date: 11-13-02 12:19

    Thanks for the information Larry. I will check into it.

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    [AEDs]

    Author: trilby (---.ipt.aol.com)

    Date: 11-14-02 14:58

    Kay, email me at [email protected] and I can give you some more info about getting a program started to put AEDS in public places. There is one in place in our local area that just started up, and I have faxed info to several people about it. I am planning on working on getting them for my son's school district next year. I just have too much to deal with right now to start, but I will be doing it soon, too!!\

    Trilby Henderson
    NOTE: This is a post from the previous forum message board.

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