Read the True Stories of Sudden Cardiac Arrest Survivors

These are stories from Sudden Cardiac Arrest Survivors across the country and hopefully they will inspire you to share yours.  If you would like to share your story, please click the link and fill out the form and we will be glad to post it on our website. Learn what Sudden Cardiac Arrest is and how you can help to save a life by taking one of our classes or donating a defibrillator for quick and easy access in the community.

On November 22, 2019 Vail Ski Instructor Doug Bartholomew, 40, suffered a cardiac arrest in the locker room at Golden Peak Ski Area. This is his story.

Starting Hearts and Lynn Blake saved my life.

I never thought my life would be changed by a sudden cardiac arrest. I was fit, thin, a healthy eater, non-smoker and routine exerciser; there were no symptoms whatsoever.