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Matt Keene, A Cardiac Arrest Survivor, Advocates for AEDs in Public Schools

Matt survived a cardiac arrest while playing football due to the quick action of his coaches.

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In October of 2006, I was a high school athlete on the football field when I collapsed and stopped breathing, a victim of sudden cardiac arrest at the age of 17. Thanks to the staff at Kimball Union Academy who used their CPR training and their automated external defibrillator (AED), I was revived and given a second chance at life. Since then, my family and I have worked with lawmakers to pass legislation creating an AED in Schools Commission to assist other schools in NH establish CPR and AED training and placement.

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