ANDERSON, Ind. — The first time Drew Brantley’s heart stopped, he was dead for at least four minutes.
It was during a basketball game at his high school in Kokomo, and he collapsed on the floor.
“I was a three-sport athlete in pretty good shape, physically,” said
Brantley, now a 20-year-old sophomore at Anderson University. “If it
could happen to me, it could happen to anybody.”
He survived, thanks to four jolts from his school’s Automated External
Defibrillator, or AED. It was the first of three times he’s needed one.
Now, Brantley uses his story to teach about the importance of AED accessibility (read more...)