Daniel Medina

Daniel Medina

At age 25, with no prior history or symptoms, Daniel suffered a cardiac arrest at home. Witnessed by his three Eagle Scout friends, they immediately performed hands-only CPR (to the tune of Staying Alive) until EMS arrived. Daniel was shocked several times en route to the hospital, where he was put in a medically induced coma. He was found to have anomalous coronary artery, for which he received open heart surgery at a second hospital, and follow-up surgery later at a third hospital. After therapy he regained full physical and cognitive recovery and now works with his family to train communities in the cardiac chain of survival.