We have had a chapter of the SCAA in La Crosse, WI for 11 years this January. I started this chapter as a way to give back after my life was saved by an AED and CPR given immediately to me. In the past 11 years we have helped deploy over 100 AED's, trained thousands of students, adults, and other community members in hands only CPR, advocated legislatively for increased awareness and training requirements, and annually honored our local EMS crews and united them with their survivors. We present community and business awards and are the voice of bystander and community involvement with the EMS and medical systems. It is an honor to be a chapter of the SCAA; this organization has so much potential and so much need is present.
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On May 6, 2009 I died from a sudden cardiac arrest. I am able to write this story only because I was fortunate enough to have my arrest in a location where there were people trained in performing CPR and where there was an available AED. Unfortunately, 92-95% of sudden cardiac arrest victims do not live to tell their story. The Sudden Cardiac Arrest Association has made it its mission to fight this health care crisis and to support those who have been affected by it through education, training, awareness, CPR instruction and AED placement. This Association is comprised of kind, caring and dedicated chapters across the country whose membership has been affected by sudden cardiac arrest. Please join us in our mission to save lives
I believe in organizations that share the same goals and mission as our community. Sudden Cardiac Arrest Association has great potential! SCAA is providing great resources for community leaders to spread the message about SCA and its symptoms. Interactive web site, strong Chapter representation and more.
I am a sudden cardiac arrest survivor. Only 5-7% of people impacted by this survive and it impacts over 350,000 people per year. The Sudden Cardiac Arrest Association helps create awareness of this major killer, provides education, support and training to everyone. They advocate the use of public defibrillators and promote the Chain of Survival. They also support families impacted by this deadly killer.
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