In Michigan there is a law that requires all schools, state parks and health clubs to have automated external defibrillators (AEDs) on site. Because of this law, there was an AED available when a 60-year-old woman collapsed and stopped breathing at the Art Van Sports Complex in Plainfield Township.
Is there a doctor in the house?
It happened on Sunday just before 1:00 p.m., when she was walking to the bleachers to watch her son play baseball. And yes, a doctor and a nurse happened to be in attendance as well. When the woman went into cardiac arrest, the complex’s manager, the doctor and the nurse used the AED to shock her heart, and the woman regained a pulse. She was resuscitated within minutes. Once paramedics arrived, the woman was conscious and transported to the hospital for further care.
Concessions manager Jill Kuzma told WZZM 13, “I don’t know if you believe in miracles but I think we were very lucky to have that lady and that doctor present.”