Defibrillator donated to Kids R Kids in O'Fallon, Missouri

11:43 AM, Jun 3, 2010   |    comments
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KSDK  -- An O'Fallon, Missouri school has a defibrillator thanks to a mother whose life was saved by one of the devices.

Mary Smith is a member of the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Association and is helping raise awareness about the importance of people being CPR certified and having AEDs in public places.

Marelly Products donated a defibrillator to Kids R Kids where Smith's child goes to school in honor of National CPR/AED awareness week and after hearing about her story.

Smith was outside a restaurant in O'Fallon when she collapsed in August 2009 from sudden cardiac arrest. Smith woke up a week later in a hospital and spent three weeks there recovering. She had a defibrillator placed into her chest. She did not have a history of heart problems.


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