Wes Leonard Heart Foundation’s Heart Team trains LCS athletic coaches

Nearly 80 LCS coaches were trained in CPR and in the use of the AED at Zemmer Middle School last Thursday and Friday.

Nearly 80 LCS athletic coaches are now trained in CPR and in the use of the Automated external defibrillator thanks the Wes Leonard Heart Foundation’s Heart Team.

Team members were in Lapeer last week for two days, training coaches across the District to be prepared for emergencies like the one that took the life of Wes Leonard, a star athlete at Fennville (Michigan) High School, in March 2011. The tragedy made headlines across the country.

The training only cost the district $20 per person, a tremendous value on an investment in the safety and well-being of students. The organization also provided LCS with three AEDs at no charge. Last year, a coach at Swartz Creek High School saved the life of sophomore basketball player Marquavian Stephens by using an AED after he collapsed during practice.

Thank you to the Heart Team for your concern for the safety of our students and students across the state. Keep up the great work!

Click here to learn more about the Wes Leonard Heart Foundation. There you will also find an option to donate to the cause.

Their mission: To honor Wes’s life using a team approach, combining the efforts of his loved ones and other existing foundations in the pursuit of a common goal. The Wes Leonard Heart Team is committed to honoring the children who have lost their lives to Sudden Cardiac Arrest and preventing other families and friends from feeling the pain of losing their loved ones. With this team approach we feel we can give others a chance at “just one more game”.

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