Do you think that you’ll never have the need for an AED – and even if you did, never more than once in your lifetime? This week’s story is about an Idaho man who has been rescued three times thanks to well equiped health facilities and trained staff.
The story is told by James Moroney, who received the shock of his life when talking to Dale Irvin, a personal trainer and employee in charge of safety products at a chain of health clubs in Idaho.
Dale told me that “it is a good thing we purchased these [AEDs] or else I wouldn’t be here.” So I inquired “what do you mean Dale?”
He proceeds to tell me one of the craziest things I have heard in my time at Think Safe Inc. He himself has been saved three times by AED’s.
He has a rare heart condition that causes his heart to flat line during his training sessions and the only thing that will bring it back to a normal rhythm is an AED.
I was so intrigued by this gentleman that I proceeded to talk with him about this heart condition for an hour. We chat via email and on the phone monthly and every time we start a conversation it begins with me asking Dale if he had a AED used on him since last time we talked!
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Wishing you a long and healthy life!
–Think Safe, making minutes matter.