Meghan Smith

Meghan Smith

In 2011, Meghan collapsed while walking through the airport at age 8.  A passerby immediately performed CPR and got her heart restarted before the AED could be taken off the wall.  Unfortunately, because she was breathing when the paramedics arrived, no one at the hospital believed she has suffered cardiac arrest and her heart was not checked for three days. Her case is now used for teaching at the local hospital.  Meghan had an ICD implanted a few days after being diagnosed with Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy and is on medication. She was stable for 5 years, but at age 14,  she arrested at school. Her ICD fired and saved her life.