Carol Mathewson – Survivor

On August 17, 2008, I participated in the Danskin Triathlon in Seattle and experienced sudden cardiac arrest during the swimming portion. About 20 yards from shore, I hung on to a man’s kayak for [...]

Gene Johnson – Survivor

I was struck with SCA on September 11, 2002. My heart went into VF and I dropped in my driveway. Our daughter called to see what we were doing at about the same time. My wife checked on me and [...]

Kirsty Liddell – Survivor

Story courtesy of the Herald Sun A Melbourne mother of three who was left brain dead for up to 12 minutes after collapsing in front of her young family has astounded doctors by walking away from [...]

Michael Larsen – Survivor

Forty-eight-year-old musician Michael Larsen was having Christmas dinner with a friend last December when he started to feel sweaty and out of breath. Suddenly, he felt thumping in his chest (his [...]

Butch Gibbs – Survivor

Butch Gibbs can tell you that, with a little effort, big things can be done in small town America. In 2003 Butch and his wife Susie, a registered nurse, applied for a grant from a federal agency [...]

Lori Hladik – Survivor

My SCA happened on Feb. 2, 2007 so I am essentially 4 yrs old. It happened when I was driving home from dinner at Racine’s in Denver, CO. I was stopped at a stoplight on 8th and Galapago. When [...]

Christopher Dirks – Survivor

Life, Death, and the Space Between – My experience with Sudden Cardiac Arrest. On March 1, 2011, at the age of 42, I was about 20 min. into a routine two-hour run around Lake Merritt in Oakland [...]

Lynn Blake – Survivor

I was a newlywed of eleven days, reporting to work for the third day in a new position with the Vail Valley Partnership. I was 27 years old, trying to maintain a professional career and a [...]