It’s unusual for a 17-year-old boy to collapse from sudden cardiac arrest, and two in the same hospital at the same time is almost unheard of.
“We were playing games, and I decided I was going to ride a mechanical bull,” recalled Kyle. “I was on it, and I passed out. The next thing I remember is waking up at the hospital.”
Kyle’s mother, Lisa Bednar, was a chaperone at grad night.
“I was the first one on scene. We called for 911, and then there was a group of four of us that started CPR on Kyle, got the defibrillator and shocked him. We continued CPR until the ambulance actually showed up,” Lisa Bednar recalled.
A recent stress test that Kyle Bednar took showed he’s in healthy shape. Even though he experienced a close call, he says nothing’s really changed for him.
“It doesn’t even really feel like it ever happened. It’s kind of like life back to normal,” he said.
Kyle says he’s just a little more careful when he’s physically active. In the fall, he’ll be a freshman at North Dakota State University, majoring in mechanical engineering.