Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation Honors Teacher/Coach Mike Piccione

 High school hero, Mike Piccione, was honored at the 2009 Genesis Awards Reception hosted by the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation, on October 15 at Hyde Park in Pittsburgh. Mike, a physical education teacher and coach at Rhinebeck (NY) High School, was recognized for his role in saving the life of Kaitlin Forbes when she suffered sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) at the age of 15 in 2005. He gave her CPR and used the school’s automated external defibrillator (AED), which restored a normal heart rhythm.

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