AED Used To Save Student-Athlete Who Suffered Cardiac Arrest

(ONN) – A 15-year-old student-athlete in the Columbus suburb of Worthington is alive, thanks to the quick thinking of his coaches.

Canen Dickman spent seven days in the hospital after he collapsed during conditioning for soccer.

He blacked out, fell to the ground, and immediately went into cardiac arrest.

The coaches and players sprung into action, grabbing an AED and using it to save his life.

Worthington Kilbourne High School has already ordered an additional AED to be placed outside closer to the field and readily available in the future.

Pam Dickman, Canen’s mother, says she doesn’t know if Canen will ever be able to play sports again but she’s thankful for the quick actions that saved his life.