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Lima Memorial Donates Defibrillator to Local Soup Kitchen
A heart attack can happen at any time and any place. The Our
Daily Bread Soup Kitchen experienced this firsthand when a
volunteer recently collapsed during her shift.
Without an Automatic External Defibrillator (AED), the other
volunteers at Our Daily Bread did what they could to help her until
the paramedics arrived. The volunteer made a full recovery after
being treated at The Heart and Vascular Institute, but the
experience left the group wanting formal training on how to respond
during a medical emergency.
Lima Memorial and the Lima Fire Department came together on
Thursday, Jan. 27 to help ensure that the staff at Our Daily Bread
has the proper tools by presenting them with an Automatic External
Defibrillator (AED) and offering free CPR training.
According to Doug La Rue, Lima Memorial's ER coordinator, "We
are happy to be able to provide the AED and CPR training to the
staff at Our Daily Bread. We hope they never have to use it, but if
they do, we want to make sure they have the proper equipment and
training to help someone in need."