Saint Michael’s Foundation
Community CPR Challenge February-March 2016 -- GIVE NOW
David Gliniecke’s workout ended early when he
lost consciousness and collapsed. His heart had
stopped. Fortunately, the fitness center had an
AED and a trained staff. A cardiac care nurse and
a CPR instructor also happened to be bystanders.
Together, they restarted his heart before EMS
arrived, less than 10 minutes later.
“I’d probably have died if help wasn’t
right there, despite how fast the EMS
arrived. A doctor took a look at my chart
and said, ‘so you’re the lucky one.’”
David joined CAST as a community member and
cardiac arrest survivor. “I want to help those who
helped me, and help others survive.”
Sudden cardiac arrest is a leading cause of death in the United States.
About 300,000 people are affected each year,
with a national survival rate of around 8%.
In communities where efforts like CAST have been established,
the survival rate can reach 40-60%.
Currently, in our community the survival rate is 42% with a witnessed arrest and a shockable rhythm.
Help support the CAST Fund and together lets continue to increase our local survival rate one day at a time.
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