CAMBRIDGE, April 10, 2013 /CNW/ - The Mikey Network's 'MIKEY', a public access defibrillator, has saved the life of a 47-year old Cambridge resident, Richard Goodwin, who suffered sudden cardiac arrest while exercising.
"Richard regularly exercised at the Mississauga YMCA (325 Burnhamthorpe Rd. West). Trained staff performed CPR and applied the MIKEY defibrillator. After one shock, they were able to get a heartbeat on Mr. Goodwin, who was starting his workout. He was then transported to the Credit Valley Hospital and Trillium Health Centre for treatment, and is expected to fully recover," said Mikey Network Chairman Hugh Heron.
In 2003, the 'MIKEY' was one of the seven defibrillators donated to seven YMCA locations (including Mississauga) in the Greater Toronto Area.
Since its formation, The Mikey Network has trained over 11,000 people in CPR/AED and has placed more than 1,350 MIKEYs in schools, community centres, churches and synagogues, arenas, senior's centres, sports facilities, major attraction venues, libraries and businesses.
ABOUT THE MIKEY NETWORK
The Mikey Network, founded in 2003, is a registered Canadian charity working to create public awareness and provide education about heart healthy lifestyles. To date, over 1,350 MIKEY defibrillators have been placed across Canada, and 15 lives have now been saved. The Mikey Network was named for Mike Salem, a valued partner at Heathwood Homes and The Heron Group who experienced sudden cardiac arrest and died on a golf course in 2002. Other Mikey Network programs include: Mikey's Kids - The Mikey At Home Program, The Mikey's Young At Heart School Defibrillator Program, Mikey On the GO, Mikey Cops Are Tops. For more information or to donate, visit www.mikeynetwork.com.
SOURCE: Mikey Network
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