Thursday, February 11, 2016

Don't Stop the Dance!

An upbeat tale of friendship and cardiac arrest.

Don't Stop the Dance!

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They were best friends since boyhood, "two Cheshire cats," recalls Rachel Moyer. Nine years ago her son, Greg, a strapping 15-year-old, collapsed at halftime during a high school basketball game. Cardiac arrest. The game was being played in a brand new Monroe County school, but it had no difibrillators. He was dead before he arrived at the hospital.

His friend Mark Peters joined the Moyer family crusade to put these $1,300 devices in as many high schools and other public places as possible.

Then, on February 25, while working at a Main Line health club, Mark Peters went down  the same way. He thanks his late friend for helping him get back up. That's today's metro column.

Don't stop the dance, this is my last chance.... How about some U2 to kickstart that ticker.

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