Carlo R. - SCA Survivor

"My Thanksgiving, 2017 along with every day that I'm alive is extremely special knowing that I came really close to not having a life. 

According to Kate (the EMT who saved me), though CPR was performed on me, the main reason or possibly the only reason I'm alive today is because of the defibrillator she carried that day. And I don't see how that would have been posible without your work and the work of your organization. 

By the way, a few days after I got home from the hospital I received news that I was selected on a lottery basis for conditional enrollment into a nursing program in San Francisco.  Part of that condition was that I had to perform really well on the entrance exam to get in. I was greatly inspired to study hard and do well so I could make sure that the life saved was well worth it.  Well, a few days ago, I found out I got in! 

I shall continue to be inspired throughout the program and think of everyone invoved that kept me alive and am inspired to be in a career where I can possibly help in saving lives as well and pay the whole process forward. To go from literally being dead to experiencing all this is inexplicable to say the least. Though it may even sound like an understatement, I am grateful.  Thank you and you and your organization."

Carlo - Huge congratulations on your enrollment into nursing school!