August 25, 2002

Oyster Bay Parks Get 18 Defibrillators

By Pat Burson STAFF WRITER August 25, 2002 William Zang hovered over the lifeless figure lying near the 50-meter pool, attached two monitors to the upper […]
February 14, 2002

Nurse Saves Life of Football Fan

PUBLICATION: The Observer, Northport, NY February 14, 2002 – Elizabeth “Liz” Devine, a nurse in the Weiss Center for Pain Management at John T. Mather Memorial […]
January 13, 2002

This Time a Boy Survives Efforts of Northport couple who lost son help to save a life

PUBLICATION: Newsday BY: Samuel Bruchey. STAFF WRITER January 13, 2002 – They were two boys from Northport and Smithtown, teenage strangers bound by a single tragic […]
October 14, 2001

Smithtown Is Among Districts Turning To Defibrillators For Emergencies

By Bill Kaufman STAFF WRITER October 14, 2001 LAST YEAR, Northport High School freshman lacrosse goalie Louis Acompora, 14, died after being hit in the chest […]
August 28, 2001

Town of Huntington Implements AED Program

August 28, 2001 – A Northport family has made tremendous strides in trying to protect Long Island’s young athletes from losing their lives on the field. […]
June 15, 2001

Pitch Wasn’t Teen’s Last, Thanks to Defibrillator

By Lucio Guerrero, Staff Reporter. June 15, 2001 – With his team up by three runs and a runner on first, Sean Morley was looking to […]
February 1, 2001

Planning for Scholastic Cardiac Emergencies: The Ripley Project

James M. Kyle, M.D., F.A.C.S.M. Chief of Rural Emergency Medicine, Marshall University School of Medicine, Huntington; Director, Emergency Department, Jackson General Hospital, Ripley; Team Physician and […]
October 26, 2000

Defibrillators Let Lay People Save Lives

By Denise Grady October 26, 2000 – Many people who suffer cardiac arrest and would otherwise die can be saved if ordinary people are trained to […]
July 18, 2000

A Defibrillator Near You? Advocates call for distribution in schools, public areas

By Felice Buckvar. July 18, 2000 – WHEN JOHN ACOMPORA answered the telephone early June 12 the first words he heard were, “There was another incident […]
March 1, 2000

Matters of the Heart: A Comprehensive Look at Commotio Cordis, and What is Being Done to Prevent It

by Paul Ohanian, Lacrosse Magazine Online Staff In March 2000, Louis Acompora was a goalie on the Northport (N.Y.) High School freshman lacrosse team. He likely […]