Kimberly Man Promotes Awareness of AED After Life-Threatening Experience
Twin Falls, Idaho (KMVT-TV) Just recently Rick Horner earned the Magic Valley Bank Community Star Award for his community service. But it was the Kimberly man's life–threatening experience that is putting this award to good use.
Horner was exercising one morning at the YMCA when he fell unconscious and passed out.
Lieutenant Robert Hass who was also at the gym, performed CPR and used an Automated External Defibrillator that the YMCA had available for use.
Once they got Rick's heart going again, he was taken to the hospital.
Rick ended up having triple bypass surgery.
Now Rick has started a fund to help make AED's more available in the community.
"After visiting with my wife, we decided that what a better place to put this money in this fund because it really does offer a person just like myself an opportunity to be a survivor, rather than a fatality," adds Horner.
For more information about how to apply, please call Stephanie at 814–0926.