We received the incredible news that one of the MIKEYs (AEDs) we placed was used to save a life!
In this case the husband of a woman with a serious heart condition was told about The Mikey Network by a friend. They felt it would be a good idea to have a MIKEY and we helped them get a portable defibrillator. Unfortunately this past April the woman went into cardiac arrest, but her husband was able to react right away using their MIKEY and doing CPR until EMS arrived. She was then able to be safely transported to the hospital to recover and heal.
The 43rd life saved
This is the 43rd life that we know of that has been saved with a MIKEY AED we’ve placed, and a reminder of just how important these devices are.
Every year about 40,000 people suffer cardiac arrests in Canada and most of those happen at home or in public places. We know that survival rates double if someone performs CPR and uses an AED in the first few minutes. That’s why MIKEYs need to be in as many public places as possible and if someone knows they have a serious heart condition that puts them at risk for sudden cardiac arrest (SCA), they should have a portable defibrillator with them all the time.
We are so grateful this couple reached out to get a MIKEY and that it was able to be used to give this woman a second chance at life. The Beat Goes on!