“About halfway down, he started to sink. We were so blessed, just around the corner, there was an ambulance.“
Julie Grier answered the phone to hear husband Adam urging her to drive to the hospital immediately. She asked if their son Jackson was okay. “He doesn’t have a pulse,” Adam said.
Jackson’s heart stopped at swimming practice, and he sank in the pool. When Julie arrived, an ER doctor said they were lucky: Jackson was diagnosed with Long QT Syndrome – had it not been for quick work by Adam, the lifeguard and paramedics who arrived within three minutes, the hospital may not have been able to save his life.
Today, the parents are urging all organizations to purchase AED devices.