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.