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5-Year-Old Boy in Critical Condition After Suffering Cardiac Arrest on Soccer Field


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A 5-year-old boy is in critical condition after suffering cardiac arrest on a soccer field.

Sheryl Grell watched her young son, Anthony, collapse on the soccer field in Ewing Township after going into cardiac arrest.

Fortunately, Grell is an emergency room nurse and performed life-saving CPR before help arrived.

From EuroWeekly News:

First to arrive on the scene were the police equipped with an automatic defibrillator.

Anthony was then rushed to the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) where he is fighting for his young life.

“I just started pounding on his chest,” the mother told Fox29.

As per the TV channel’s report on Tuesday, May 24, the young boy’s heart stopped three times.

According to the doctors at CHOP, Anthony has a rare condition that causes an irregular heartbeat.

“The doctors and nurses have been absolutely wonderful,” Grell said. “CPR is important, it’s a lifesaver, it really is.”

The 5-year-old remains in critical condition.

Fox 29 Philadelphia aired this video report:



 

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