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Category: Survivor Stories

Hidden Threats to Young Athletes

In February, hundreds of youth sports safety advocates convened at a Washington hotel. They were determined to talk about something other than concussions, a counter intuitive ambition considering the rampant worry about the effects of head trauma in young athletes. But the Washington group knew something most do not: the No. 1 killer of young […]

Dallas Stars Player Collapses Mid Game

Rich Peverley of the Dallas Stars, who has dealt with a heart condition, collapsed on the bench on Monday night and needed immediate medical attention for a cardiac event — but he is conscious and at the hospital. Peverley was immediately carried down the tunnel by the team’s staff, without a stretcher, with 13:37 remaining […]

The Facts About ’Fibs

The Push Is On To Get Automated External Defibrillators In Every Rink In The Country. It can happen on the ice or in the stands; waiting at the snack bar during a Peewee game or sitting on the bench during a late-night adult Rec league. Heart attacks don’t happen often at an ice rink, but […]

15 Year Old Hockey Player Saved!

A simple piece of medical equipment at your child’s sporting event could save his or her life. On “The Early Show” CBS News Medical Correspondent Dr. Jennifer Ashton shared the story of how an automated external defibrillator prevented a tragedy for a Massachusetts family. 15-year-old Tyler Symes was doing what he loved – playing hockey […]