Eric Paredes Foundation Donates $50,000 in AEDs to The San Diego Unified School District

Posted: Wednesday, February 28th 2018

In partnership with the San Diego Unified School District, the Eric Paredes Save A Life Foundation identified 29 schools that have an immediate need for an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) to be placed and/or replaced. Over $50,000 in AEDs will be gifted to San Diego Schools during this event. 

Executives and Representatives from the Eric Paredes Foundation and the District's health and wellness department were recognized by Superintendent Cindy Marten for their student health efforts at the Board of Education meeting on Febriary 27, 2018.
Every year, thousands of our future leaders, artists, and possible medical professionals, die from Sudden Cardiac Arrest at school or school sponsored events.  It is the number one cause of death on school campuses. This condition can happen to anyone, anywhere, and without symptoms or warning signs.
Sudden Cardiac Arrest is not a heart attack. Sudden Cardiac Arrest is an abnormality in the heart’s electrical system that can only be corrected with an electrical shock provided by an AED. Early access, by the rescuer (students, staff or visitors), an AED can literally mean the difference between life and death.The ultimate goal of this effort is to increase the survival rate for victims of Sudden Cardiac Arrest.

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