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Tue January 28, 2014
Defibrillator Used On N.H. Teen During Basketball Game
A 15-year-old boy is in critical condition at a hospital after he suffered an apparent heart attack during a basketball game and was aided by a defibrillator.
The Valley News reports Lebanon High School sophomore Christopher Roberge was on the bench during the second quarter when he had a medical episode.
More than half the high schools in New Hampshire now have defibrillators, either in the gymnasium or close by. Many of those have been bought through Matt's Mission, a foundation started by Matt Keene, a Kimball Union Academy alumnus who collapsed during a football team practice in 2006. The school's medical team and a defibrillator saved his life.
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