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Board of Education
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KCS Board of Education Recognizes Life Saving Actions, Receives AED Donation 

Pictured from left to right: Dr. Jim McIntyre, Superintendent of Knox County Schools; Mike Castleman, Cardiac Science Regional Manager on behalf of the Greg W. Moyer Fund; Marcelus Roberts, Central High School student; Central High School Basketball Coach, Jon Higgins; Hunter Helton; Central High students, Chandler England and Ryan Haaland; Indya Kincannon, Board of Education Member representing District 2; Marianne Jennings with Project ADAM Tennessee; Keith Hilderbrant, Representative for AED Brands; and Board of Education Chair, Karen Carson who represents District 5.

12/5/12
Members of the Knox County Board of Education recently recognized the life-saving actions that took place on the basketball court at Central High School earlier this year. Central High School basketball coach, Jon Higgins along with students, Chandler England, Ryan Haaland, and Marcelus Roberts utilized an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) to revive Hunter Helton who experienced a sudden cardiac arrest during basketball practice.

Their efforts were also applauded by members representing Project ADAM, a program provided through East Tennessee Children’s Hospital to prevent sudden cardiac death in school-aged children and adolescents. It’s part of a national public access defibrillation program for schools at the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. Locally, Project ADAM has placed more than 14 AEDs in various Knox County Schools.

At the meeting, Mike Castleman with the Greg W. Moyer Fund presented an AED to Knox County Schools. It is named and in memory of the 15-year old sophomore who was playing basketball for Notre Dame High School and collapsed from hypertrophic cardiomyopathy during half-time. The school didn’t have a defibrillator, which may have helped prevent his death. In an effort to spare other families from this tragedy, the his family established the Greg W. Moyer Fund to help provide AEDs to schools throughout the country.

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