Last week seventh grader Kylee Shea collapsed while she was walking to physical education class. “I sat down, then I fell over, and I don’t remember anything after that..."
Her doctors have diagnosed her with a heart arrhythmia, meaning her heart was quivering rapidly but wasn’t pumping blood… eventually her heart stopped. Kylee’s classmates rushed to get help, and teachers Brent Reese and Kristen Goodgion responded. They calmly performed CPR and used a portable AED machine to restart Kylee’s
Survival for a child whose heart stops outside a hospital setting is less than 3%!!! Thanks to her teachers, Kylee was one of the lucky ones.
Pilgrim has AED machines located in several places around the building, there is one outside the Mr. Miller’s office, one outside the Gym, and one located outside the Social Studies Department.