Winner in Wagga!

A few weeks ago the Defib team got up at the crack of dawn and set off on a 5 hour road trip to Wagga Wagga, NSW. The reason for our travels was to meet up with the fantastic team from Wollundry Rotary who we have set up a new partnership with to “Defib Wagga”!
There is a passionate group of people lead by Travis Downie who has been personally effected by Sudden Cardiac Arrest. Travis has a great story to tell as there is a positive outcome, because he had access to an Automatic External Defibrillator (AED).

Defibrillator saves footballer’s life after heart attack during soccer match

SOMETIMES it takes something terrible for something fantastic to happen.

When Michael “Mickey” Dean died last August after suffering chest pains playing for Southern and Ettalong United Football Club, his wife Peta campaigned for defibrillators to be installed at sports grounds. One such device at Umina Oval saved its first life after Nathan Mark suffered a heart attack playing for the Gosford City Dragons the weekend before last.

The 40-year-old was kept alive by team mates, as well as players from Umina and a surf lifesaver who just happened to be at the ground at the time, until paramedics arrived.