The Latest Mikey Network News

The Fort Frances Family Health team in Fort Frances, ON, received their MIKEY recently and they were kind enough to send us some pictures of the team with their new defibrillator.  What a great looking group!!

For the last three years the clinic has tried to get a defibrillator from the Ontario Government for their small Northwestern Ontario town. Once we heard about their situation we were able to provide one within 2 weeks.

Defibrillators should be as common in public as fire extinguishers. They should certainly be made available in every health clinic. We’re glad we could help make Fort Frances just a little bit safer.

Health Team with Mikey Defibrilator

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Photo: Nicola Betts

Two Men And A Truck Barrie was profiled on CTV News about their participation in our Mikey On Board program.

We’re proud that our Mikey On Board partners TWO MEN AND A TRUCK Canada carry MIKEYs on all of their trucks.

Franchise owner Dan Brohm, carries our MIKEYs on all four of his moving trucks in Barrie.  So far, Two Men And A Truck has 60 moving trucks traveling throughout Ontario, all carrying life-saving defibrillators on board.

CAMBRIDGE, ON – APRIL 10, 2013 … The Mikey Network’s ‘MIKEY’, a public access defibrillator, has saved the life of a 47-year old Cambridge resident, Richard Goodwin, who suffered sudden cardiac arrest while exercising.

“Richard regularly exercised at the Mississauga YMCA (325 Burnhamthorpe Rd. West). Trained staff performed CPR and applied the MIKEY defibrillator.  After one shock, they were able to get a heartbeat on Mr. Goodwin, who was starting his workout, when he collapsed. He was then transported to the Credit Valley Hospital and Trillium Health Centre for treatment, and is expected to fully recover,” said Mikey Network Chairman Hugh Heron.

In 2003, the ‘MIKEY’ was one of the seven defibrillators donated to seven YMCA locations (including Mississauga) in the Greater Toronto Area.

Since its formation, The Mikey Network has trained over 11,000 people in CPR/AED and has placed more than 1,350 MIKEYs in schools, community centres, churches and synagogues, arenas, senior’s centres, sports facilities, major attraction venues, libraries and businesses.

Mikey AEDTwo Men And A Truck Canada has officially opened its newest franchise serving the Kitchener, Cambridge, Waterloo area., and we marked the occasion with a demonstration of how a MIKEY defibrillator installed in all their moving trucks, saves lives.

As one of our biggest partners in our Mikey On Board program, Two Men And A Truck is near and dear to our hearts and we were honoured to be a part of their celebration.

Executive Director Morty Henkle, and Franchise Owner Justin Prittie, demonstrated how how a MIKEY AED is used to save a life.

mikey on board defibrillator demonstration

Dignitaries participating in the celebration included Two Men And A Truck Founder, Mary Ellen Sheets; Chair, Melanie Bergeron; Cambridge Mayor, Doug Craig and Ward 8 Councillor, Nicholas Ermeta. Official greetings and congratulatory certificates were presented on behalf of the Hon. Gary Goodyear, MP, Cambridge-North Dumfries and Rob Leone, MPP, Cambridge-North Dumfries.

Through our partnership in Mikey On Board and in the way they treat their customers and support their local communities every day, Two Men And A Truck live their motto, the “Movers Who Care.”

We wish Justin the best of luck in his new business at Two Men And A Truck KCW!

Mikey Network HeartWe received some amazing news today!

Earlier this month, a man’s life was saved at a YMCA in Mississauga using a MIKEY (defibrillator) placed there by The Mikey Network in 2004.

This is the 15th life that has been saved using a MIKEY!

Out of respect for privacy we won’t be sharing any further details today, but we are elated to share this news with Team Mikey.

For every minute that goes by without defibrillation, a cardiac arrest victim’s chances of  survival decrease by about 10 percent.

That is why The Mikey Network has dedicated ourselves to placing as many MIKEYs as we can in high-risk public locations.

This is the best news we can receive, and we are very thankful.