Philip & Vicki Conrad – Lunenburg, N.S.

An AED saved my husband’s life on the night of Wednesday, November 12, 2012. My husband was playing hockey (goalie) at the rink just down the street from us. He was 58 at the time and most of the players were close to his age as well. I heard the ambulance go down past our house and then stop. I felt that it had stopped at the rink and was going to call my husband to find out what had happened but then thought, “Oh, I’ll just wait until he gets home”. The phone call came from the rink a bit later from one of his fellow hockey players, a doctor, telling me what had happened and that I should come down. Philip had been fine all day, but when on the ice, he felt he had heartburn again and wasn’t feeling well at all. He thought of leaving the ice for the change room, but thankfully he stayed on the ice. The play was at the other end when someone noticed Philip laying on the ice. They all rushed to him, but he was unresponsive. That night there were also three emergency room doctors playing hockey as well as a firefighter. They started working on him right away and also had to remove his upper hockey gear but there was still no response. There was an AED in the rink which the one doctor ran for while a young hockey player called 911. The AED had to be used three times before he came back to life. The paramedics arrived shortly afterwards Read more about Philip & Vicki Conrad – Lunenburg, N.S.[…]