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Melinda Murray, New York

 

On October 5, 2009, my only child, Dominic Murray, a seemingly healthy 17 year-old, collapsed on the basketball court at Farmingdale State College during a pick-up game. After attempting a lay-up he took three steps and collapsed on the court. I was told that within minutes following his collapse, Dominic started gasping, gurgling, and experienced seizure-like motions. He was unresponsive. He had no pulse. All signs of sudden cardiac arrest. Dominic died three years and three months following the death of his father due to an unexpected massive heart attack at the age of 42. Now I’m working with the American Heart Association to help other families and increase the number of people saved in CPR. It will save lives.

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