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A.E.D. donated to Cedar Bluff Middle in honor of saved student

3:21 PM, Oct 8, 2012   |    comments
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Just last week, we told you how emergency medical equipment helped save a Central High School student's life.

Monday, Cedar Bluff Middle School received a donated an Automated External Defibrillator (A.E.D.) in 14-year-old Hunter Helton's honor.

Project Adam previously donated an A.E.D. to Central.  It helped jump-start Hunter's heart last week when he collapsed in the middle of basketball tryouts.

Hunter was at the donation ceremony at Cedar Bluff. His family is thankful for the life-saving device.

"We want to help make sure all the schools have the AEDs because that is what helped saved Hunter's life or he wouldn't be here today, so i just want to stress that all the schools need them and they need to be readily available, so if this happens again it won't be a tragedy," said Kelly Helton, Hunter's mother.

Hunter will go back to school this week

Cedar Bluff is only the 8th middle school in the state to have an A.E.D.  Each device cost around $2000 dollars.

East Tennessee Children's Hospital and Knoxville Pediatric Cardiology work together to provide the Project Adam program.

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