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Grace under Fire

Last week I went to visit a friend’s son.  At 15 years of age, he was an athlete, participating in soccer and football.  He showed great promise as a quarterback.  765 more words

Man Down

It’s just another day at work.  I sit at the table in the kitchen of the fire hall, the smell of food cooking on the stove.   865 more words


An Increase In Defibrillators Will Provide A Decrease In Amateur Sport Cardiac Deaths

AN increase in Automatic Defibrillators and Defibrillator training will help reduce the number of people dying because of cardiac arrests in amateur sport, according to a leading North West Doctor. 933 more words

Cardiac Arrest

Suffolk County Police Sergeant Helps Save Teen Hit In Chest By Baseball

ROCKY POINT, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) — A teenager on Long Island is recovering after being hit with a baseball in the chest and collapsing, all thanks to a Suffolk County police sergeant. 369 more words


Amateur Football Needs To Provide A Life Saving Chance

MY childhood was about football. If I could watch it I would. If I could play it I would. I never worried about the consequences of playing football. 700 more words

Cardiac Arrest

Today is the just the start....

Hello. My name is David Makinson and I’d like to welcome you to my new blog. By the way, I’m 51 this Friday, 8th May. My life started as a Barnardo’s boy with a serious congenital heart defect (Tetralogy of Fallot) – but I’m still here, having fun and playing the hand of cards I’ve been dealt as best as I can. 457 more words

Football's Greed May Increase Amateur Sports Cardiac Death

  • A shock from an AED increases a patients chance of survival from 9% to 50%
  • Cheapest AED is £825; that would be a cost of £5.75m to pay for all amateur football clubs across England…
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Cardiac Arrest