The Remember Griffin Campaign stems from a young boy named Griffin Martin who suffered cardiac arrest during recess in Orleans Wood Elementary school, in Ottawa, in 2017. Griffin’s family wanted to raise money to place defibrillators in all Ottawa elementary schools. Together we were able to raise enough money and awareness to achieve that goal.
On February 22, during a basketball game at Avalon Public School in Orleans, a young 16-year old boy went into cardiac arrest and his life was saved with one of their recently placed MIKEY defibrillators. The coach on scene, Chris Waycott, began CPR while a parent grabbed the AED, and someone called 911. After the electrodes were attached to the boy’s chest, the MIKEY advised them to move away as the defibrillator applied the shock. The boy’s heart started beating again, and shortly after the paramedics arrived.
According to the mother of the 16 year old boy,
“I’m extremely grateful to the school boards for equipping their gyms with defibrillators. I believe it made a difference for my son,” she wrote.”I’m encouraging more public institutions to get defibrillators.”
We are so happy to be a part of something so incredible, and to have worked closely with the Griffin family to help raise money to implement AEDs in these Ottawa schools.
A big thank you goes out to the real heroes who took part in helping to save this boy, giving him a second chance at life.
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