A small event was held on October 6th to celebrate Wesley Chapel resident Karen Ledford; a cardiac arrest survivor, and her donation of an AED to the Wesley Chapel Weddington Athletic Association.
Karen uses money collected from teaching CPR classes to purchase AEDs which cost around $1,000.00. A second AED was donated to the complex by Dr. Kyle B. Jones of Carolinas Chiropractic and Spinal Rehab of Waxhaw.
The event was attended by neighbors, local deputies and area EMS personnel, and town representatives among others.
Since suffering cardiac arrest, Ledford said she has learned a lot about cardiac arrest and heart attacks. Now, Ledford is working to making sure others have a chance to survive cardiac arrest.