The first time I had my cardiac arrest was February 13th, 2016. My cardiac arrest occurred when I was at baseball practice and I told my coach I did not feel right and was having a lot of pain. I thought it was just muscle pain, but I ignored it and a few minutes later it came back. My coach told me to sit down for a few minutes. Then it was my turn to play baseball. Then, all of a sudden, I collapsed on the baseball field and suffered a cardiac arrest.
Because of the life-saving measures of my coach who did CPR on me and 911 emergency services, I survived! My heart had stopped beating and I had no pulse. They performed CPR on me until the ambulance came. I was air lifted to the Children’s Hospital, Lucile Packard at Palo Alto Stanford. I was in the intensive care unit for two months straight fighting for my life!
Thanks to my coaches, I am alive today. I had symptoms on the same day of the game and my cardiac arrest, but no symptoms the day before. When I woke up, I was in the hospital. Now, I see my cardiologist every two months for follow-up.
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