Friday, April 30, 2010
Norwich Free Academy students win honors for video on sudden cardiac arrest awareness (USA)
"Norwich Free Academy juniors Josh Cingranelli and Michael Grant did not know Larry Pontbriant. But the two student video producers captured his spirit well enough to win national recognition from those dedicated to stopping the condition that took him three years ago at age 15. Grant of Norwich and Cingranelli of Lisbon were honored at NFA on Wednesday by the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation for a video they produced last fall on the importance of defibrillators and CPR in increasing the chances of survival for victims of sudden cardiac arrest. The condition killed Larry Pontbriant, a Norwich resident and athlete at NFA, while he was running in a fun run in 2007. His parents, Lawrence and Evelyn, have established the Larry Pontbriant Athletic Safety Fund, which provides heart defibrillators for youth sports venues in Southeastern Connecticut"
Labels: Sudden Cardiac Death