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Fenway Cataldo AED save

Survivor Joe Brill is surrounded by his rescuers, (L to R) Darryl Sencabaugh, Julie Rountree, and David Stewart. (Not pictured, Christopher Barnes)

October 3, 2014 - Being a Red Sox fan may have saved Joe Brill’s life. A year ago Joe fell victim to cardiac arrest a few rows behind home plate at Fenway Park just before the start of a game. Fenway’s medical team rushed to his side to find Joe clinically dead. He wasn’t breathing and had no pulse. The medics performed CPR and used a defibrillator, but Joe showed no signs of life. Placed into a Cataldo Ambulance, paramedics were able to restart Joe’s heart with two shocks from an AED Pro® automated external defibrillator enroute to the hospital.

Three weeks later, Joe was released and walking around, and back at Fenway to watch the Red Sox win the World Series!

This September, Joe was reunited with his rescuers at Fenway, who cheered him as he took the mound to throw out the first pitch of the game. For Joe, it was the thrill of a lifetime, one made possible by the medics who were on scene that day a year ago at Fenway Park.

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