On May 4, 2010, my daughter was born. Within 30 minutes she was in supraventricular tachycardia and quickly being transported to the NICU. I witnessed staff responding utilizing the training that I have helped provide for the last ten years. Medication was administered, treatments were made, and her heart was quickly stopped giving it the chance to restart in a normal rhythm.
Knowing professionally all of the research and work that went into being able to make those quick decisions that saved her life did not even enter my head until days later when I realized that my years of learning, volunteering, and teaching have all been possible because of research.
Good news, access to healthcare, makes a difference. Thank you AHA and ACA law.