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Sharon McConnell and Sean King Save Student's Life with a MIKEY AED

Silverthorn Collegiate teachers Sharon McConnell and Sean King saved a student’s life with a MIKEY.

In an amazing case of serendipity, Sean King was teaching his 9th Grade class CPR, when he noticed fellow teacher Sharon McConnell cradling a Grade 12 basketball player whose heart had stopped.

The two teachers used a MIKEY defibrillator and CPR to restore the teen’s pulse before emergency crews arrived.  The young man is currently recovering.

The Toronto Star reports Toronto’s Emergency Medical Services has nominated both teachers as well as hall monitor Linda Armstrong and vice-principal Tim Brethour for EMS Citizens’ awards for quick thinking in fetching the defibrillator, calling 911 and delaying the bell between classes so emergency crews could wheel out the stretcher without having to battle crowds.

Read the full Toronto Star story here.

You can see video of City News coverage of the story here:
Teachers at Silverthorn Collegiate Institute helped save the life of a student with a MIKEY.

Hero teachers save student's life with a MIKEY







The Mikey Network has placed 120 defibrillators in schools through our Mikey Young At Heart School Defibrillator Program

Photo Credit: Toronto Star SUPPLIED PHOTOS
2011 Mikey Network Award In Nutritional Sciences

Rena Mendelson, Ryerson University ∙ Irit Salem, Board of Directors, Mikey Network ∙ Candice Cao ∙ Denis Tsang

Congratulations to Candice Cao and Denis Tsang, winners of the 2011 Mikey Network Award In Nutritional Sciences.

The award was presented on Tuedsay, November 8th, 2011 in a ceremony at Ryerson University.

A New Mikey AED placed at RichtreeRichtree Market Restaurant’ s Vice President Patric Laflamme (second from left) receives a MIKEY defibrillator and staff training package from David Eisenstadt, donated by B’nai Brith Executive Softball League’s “Gold Team” and The Communications Group Inc. The Mikey will be installed at Richtree’s Bayview & York Mills restaurant across from Irving Paisley Park, where the Executive League plays.  Also shown (right to left) Mikey Network Executive Director Morty Henkle, Richtree’s Bayview and York Mills Manager Neel Khan and and General Manager Rajh Kandasamy.

Amy RosenAmy Rosen took first place at the Blue Dragon Iron Chef-style cook-off for food media, and generously donated her $2,000 prize cheque to the Mikey Network.

Thank you Amy!!

Photo credit: ntbCreative.

2011 SCAA Awards The Mikey Network

The Mikey Network is so proud to have been honoured with the  2011 SCAA Public Service Award, by the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Association at their 2011 Leadership Awards & Benefit.

In their words:

Furthering efforts to increase public safety and consciousness of sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) in communities across the country, the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Association (SCAA) honored medical institutions, nonprofit organizations, corporate citizens and patient advocates with its 2011 Leadership Awards for their work to raise awareness of sudden cardiac arrest (SCA), prevent sudden cardiac death and improve cardiovascular health. The awards were presented Saturday, September 24, 2011, at the SCAA Benefit and Awards Dinner in Minneapolis, Minnesota, taking place in conjunction with the 2011 SCAA Annual Meeting.

“This year’s award recipients have made a significant mark in the fight to increase survivability from SCA. Whether through public policy, emergency medicine, or community initiatives, these honorees have strategically influenced the public’s understanding of SCA,” said Jeffrey G. Micklos, chairman of SCAA.   

SCAA is The United States’ largest non-profit advocacy organization exclusively dedicated to SCA (Sudden Cardiac Arrest) awareness and prevention. Its membership is comprised of SCA survivors, medical professionals, patient advocates, emergency responders, educators and legislators dedicated to promoting solutions to prevent sudden cardiac death through increased awareness, immediate bystander action, public access to defibrillation (PAD) and access to therapies.

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