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Meet Our Mikey's Kids

Can there be anything more terrifying than seeing a child collapse suddenly and stop breathing? And can you imagine the frustration of feeling helpless in such an emergency?

Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) can strike at any age. When SCA occurs, the first few minutes are absolutely critical; if the child’s heartbeat is not restored quickly, the consequences are brain damage or death. That’s why The Mikey Network established the “Mikey’s Kids” program.

Families whose children are at high risk of SCA are provided with a MIKEY, a portable automated external defibrillator (AED), to carry with them at all times so their kids are protected at home, school or play.

Mikey Kids Speak Out

Craig and Jennifer Hansen

The Mikey’s Kids Program Saves Young Lives

Craig and Jennifer Hansen used their MIKEY to give their 2-year old son Carter a second chance at life.

“In May 2012, our 2-year-old son Carter went into arrhythmia and then cardiac arrest. … the resulting significant brain injury kept us at SickKids and Holland Bloorview Children’s Rehab Hospital for 6 months. We went home with an AED from The Mikey Network, knowing that any further arrest would be incredibly critical.

Carter went into arrhythmia again on the morning of December 4th. We started CPR immediately. Because of the training supplied by The Mikey Network, we had his shirt off and the pads on him well ahead of the voice prompts from the AED, which analyzed and advised a shock, which we delivered. The change in our son was immediate. He started breathing on his own again. We observed him and kept the AED on him until EMS arrived.

You guys gave us another chance with our son. Thank you, thank you, thank you.”

– Craig Hansen