Every school in Massachusetts will be required to have defibrillators on the side line of every game and practice by July in 2018.
This was one of the first bills passed on Tuesday by the state legislature, and advocates for the bill were ecstatic.
The CDC and the American Heart Association said 1 in every 3 days is when we lose a child to cardiac arrest.
One Westfield mother who lobbied hard for the passage of the bill, knows that statistic all too well.
“Almost 6 years ago my son Kevin passed away of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. He had an un-diagnosed heart condition. Unfortunately he was swimming at Congomon Lake and had his first and only cardiac event,” said Susan Canning (also a Parent Heart Watch member!) Read more…