Ryan Kessler

Ryan Kessler

Ryan, age 18, was looking at the moon with his father when he suddenly collapsed.  His older brother performed CPR while waiting for EMS to arrive.  The first responders shocked him several times before taking him to the hospital where he received hypothermia treatment and was put into a medically induced coma for several days.  After being rewarmed, Ryan woke up and eventually had an ICD implanted.  He has since graduated from high school and gone on to college.  The underlying cause of his cardiac arrest is unknown and genetic testing has not identified the cause.