Source: Cornwall Seaway News
On September 10, 2022, it will be one year since the sudden passing of Cornwall local, Gilles Gagnier, from a heart attack and sudden cardiac arrest at the age of 51. In memory of their brother, Gillesʼ sisters Denise Gagnier Acker and Claire Pecore, along with his wife Nancy Kelly have raised over $8,000 to install a SaveStation with an Automated External Defibrilator (AED) in Riverdale Park.
This launch will introduce the first 24/7 accessible, wall mounted SaveStation cabinet in Cornwall, Ontario. The cabinet will house a Lifepak CR2 AED. The technology built into this SaveStation allows for 24/7 monitoring of the AED to ensure it is always ‘ready for rescue’. This cabinet also keeps the AED warm in the winter and cool in the summer.
“Gilles grew up in Cornwall and always held a special place in his heart for his community, and its residents. As an avid athlete all his life, he is a testament to the fact that sudden cardiac arrest can happen to anyone,” says the SaveStation crowdfunding page, ‟In memory of Gilles, this SaveStation with life-saving AED is accessible to everyone at the park and in the immediate area.”… Read More