The first Rescue Heart AED was donated to a recreational facility in Southern California where AYSO plays soccer.
A few months after the donation, one of the adults at a game began to suffer severe chest pains. The leaders, having been trained by Rescue Heart, were ready to respond.
The man, unfamiliar with AEDs, declined treatment and returned home, only to be immediately rushed to the hospital as he was experiencing an acute myocardial infarction (heart attack). The man recovered - this time.
Rescue Heart not only provides the necessary equipment and training; we're here to raise community awareness.
We make neighborhoods safer. In a crisis, our AEDs can make all the difference. Let's get the word out!