We’ve been informed that during a recent GO Transit commute, a male passenger went into cardiac arrest, and one of the MIKEYs (AEDs) we placed through our MIKEY On the GO program was used to help save his life.
After the gentleman went into cardiac arrest, some of his fellow passengers quickly responded by beginning CPR. Fortunately a MIKEY (defibrillator) was available, and it was used along with CPR to successfully resuscitate the man, who is now alive and doing well.
A MIKEY can’t save anyone on it’s own. In every case, there needs to be someone willing to help. MIKEYs are quite easy to use, and walk you through everything with voice prompts.
The MIKEY (defibrillator) is one of 100 units placed throughout the GO Transit system by The Mikey Network in 2008, through our Mikey On the GO program, with the generosity of the Heron Group of Companies and Heathwood Homes.
This is the 30th life saved by a MIKEY! We are so grateful that this passenger had people around him that were willing to answer his call and that this MIKEY was available when it was needed most.