Bert Carey Newburyport, MA

Bert suffered sudden cardiac arrest. Fortunately, when he collapsed, he was in a small store in Newburyport where an 18-year-old senior in high school, Derek, happened to be shopping for a tux for the prom. Derek had just completed a CPR course, which is a graduation requirement at Newburyport High School. Within 20 seconds he was performing CPR on Bert. He was able to keep the blood and oxygen moving through Bert’s heart until the EMTs arrived to shock his heart back. Without CPR in Schools, Bert would never be able to celebrate another birthday, and his family would be without their husband and father.