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Principal & Teachers Save Student

Posted by cocreator on November 12, 2008
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Levi Pocza Saved

Levi Pocza Saved

When 13-year old Levi Pocza collapsed, PE teacher Chris Broderick ran to call 9-1-1.

When I came back into the room the other teacher said Levi didn’t have a pulse,” Broderick said.

Broderick started CPR, doing the breaths while principal Prato Baronee did the compressions.

Football coach Scott Hagerman — freshly trained in using the school’s automated external defibrillator, or AED — rushed it into the gym.

“It actually administered the shock, bringing him back to CPR state, and it said resume CPR and that’s what we did,” Broderick said.

For at least 10 minutes, they kept Levi alive until medics arrived and airlifted Levi to Children’s Hospital. As far as doctors can tell, Levi suffered no brain damage.

And Levi’s grateful parents say the AED and trained teachers are the reason.

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