Lexi Sima

Lexi Sima

Lexi, an avid athlete, suffered cardiac arrest at age 16 while at the gym running full pace on a treadmill.  Bystanders quickly jumped into action administering CPR and using the gym’s AED to shock her heart back to rhythm. Lexi was airlifted to the hospital where doctors implanted an internal defibrillator.  The underlying cause of her cardiac arrest is unknown.  Lexi now advocates for heart screenings of student athletes, CPR and widespread availability of AEDs.