Another teen was saved because his school had an AED in the gym.
Austin Redd was standing in line to play soccer when he suddenly collapsed. The heart defect that is normally detected a few weeks after birth had gone undiscovered in Austin.
But Austin’s school nurse had rushed to the gym where Austin lay on the floor. She grabbed the AED and used it to restore Austin’s heartbeat to his blue, lifeless body.
Austin, his friends and family gathered in the gym last week to thank those who saved his life. Thanks to a portable AED and quick-thinking school staff, Austin will be back in school next year, grateful to be alive.