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Porta High School Student Saved Using AED

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On June 5th, Governor Quinn signed Lauren's Law, a requirement for high school students to learn CPR and how to use an AED. Two days after a Porta High School student collapsed at a school event and with the help of an AED... His life was saved.

Coach Rathgeb was the first to reach his varsity player, Nick Atterberry, on the court after he collapsed seven minutes into a school basketball game.

It was only a split second later that a Monmouth College athletic trainer approached the scene... Using every bit of training he learned to revive him.

"The trainer, he did a great job," said Rathgeb. "He immediately checked for breathing, check for pulse and started CPR. Soon as he started that he yelled out for somebody to get the AED."

The law will go into effect for the 2014-2015 school year where these life saving skills will become a part of health curriculum within the state.

As of now Nick Atterberry is in stable condition and is currently at St. Francis hospital where doctors are trying to figure out what caused his collapse in the first place.Porta High School Student Saved Using AED


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