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  • Latest Action: Jun 10, 2008 Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

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  • Committee Assignment: House Committee on Education and the Workforce

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  • Committee Assignment: House Committee on Education and the Workforce - Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education

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    • On July 06, 2009, by priychaud - Timely use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) is the only cure for Sudden Cardiac Arrest victims. Sudden Cardiac Arrest claims the life of one American every 2 minutes. Because of this growing epidemic, Code Red LLC was formed to provide a turn-key solution to implementing an AED program to improve on the 95% fatality rate for SCA victims. Code Red is one of only six National Training Centers for the American Heart Association, and one of the nations leading distributors of all top AED manufacturers. Code Red provides the highest accredited training possible, for the lowest price in the industry. Please do reach out to us and help us in our mission to make AEDs much more accessible for the victims of Sudden Cardiac Arrest. Contact: Ben Wollitz Code Red LLC 325 W Huron|Suite 712|Chicago, IL 60654 O: 312.492.4843|M: 773.469.9900|F: 877.202.6719 ben@coderedcpr.com www.coderedcpr.com www.aed-warehouse.com

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      As noted by priychaud, a user on OpenCongress.org, on July 06, 2009, "Timely use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) is the only cure for Sudden Cardiac Arrest victims. Sudden Cardiac Arrest claims the life of one American every 2 minutes. Because of this growing epidemic, Code Red LLC was formed to provide a turn-key solution to implementing an AED program to improve on the 95% fatality rate for SCA victims. Code Red is one of only six National Training Centers for the American Heart Association, and one of the nations leading distributors of all top AED manufacturers. Code Red provides the highest accredited training possible, for the lowest price in the industry. Please do reach out to us and help us in our mission to make AEDs much more accessible for the victims of Sudden Cardiac Arrest. Contact: Ben Wollitz Code Red LLC 325 W Huron|Suite 712|Chicago, IL 60654 O: 312.492.4843|M: 773.469.9900|F: 877.202.6719 ben@coderedcpr.com www.coderedcpr.com www.aed-warehouse.com "
    • On August 08, 2008, by OliviasMom - I am the mom of Olivia Corinne Hoff. My daughter was only 14 years old when she passed away, April 22, 2004. Olivia was born with Longated QT Syndrome, but we never knew. My daughter started having all symptoms associated with this disease. Olivia would complain of feeling faint after PE in school. She would also complain to her teachers that she felt weak. She would come home and tell me that she felt weak. I would have her take a nap, get some rest, thinking she had just worked too hard at school. Her symptoms got worse the last two weeks of her life. She was experiencing left arm pain, severe headaches and chest pains. I made an appointment to have my daughter seen by her doctor. He told both Olivia and I that her condition was due to stress; as she was a new Freshman in High School and more homework, etc. I questioned him about the pain in her chest and left arm. He then asked Olivia if she had fallen down at school and hurt her arm or chest? My daughter's answer was no. He then recommended rest and that she should be okay. As I look back now, I should have requested an EKG/ECG but I didn't because I was unaware, uneducated about LQTS and sudden cardiac arrest in young adults. Not a day goes by that I don't cry because I miss my daughter so much. I have so many "If only", "What if". I cannot bring my daughter back but H.R. 4926 can and will save the lives of many young adults. The House as passed this bill so why does the Senate have to prolong their decision? What are the problems they are having? I have shared my personal heartbreaking story because I know there are many, many other parents who have lost their children to this same condition. Our pain will never go away but we can and will continue to work towards making Senators, Representatives, Committees aware of this very serious situation and do all we can to honor our childrens memory, as this is all we have, memories. Olivia's death will not be in vain. I am her voice now. Thank you, Corinne Ruiz, Olivia's mom

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      As noted by OliviasMom, a user on OpenCongress.org, on August 08, 2008, "I am the mom of Olivia Corinne Hoff. My daughter was only 14 years old when she passed away, April 22, 2004. Olivia was born with Longated QT Syndrome, but we never knew. My daughter started having all symptoms associated with this disease. Olivia would complain of feeling faint after PE in school. She would also complain to her teachers that she felt weak. She would come home and tell me that she felt weak. I would have her take a nap, get some rest, thinking she had just worked too hard at school. Her symptoms got worse the last two weeks of her life. She was experiencing left arm pain, severe headaches and chest pains. I made an appointment to have my daughter seen by her doctor. He told both Olivia and I that her condition was due to stress; as she was a new Freshman in High School and more homework, etc. I questioned him about the pain in her chest and left arm. He then asked Olivia if she had fallen down at school and hurt her arm or chest? My daughter's answer was no. He then recommended rest and that she should be okay. As I look back now, I should have requested an EKG/ECG but I didn't because I was unaware, uneducated about LQTS and sudden cardiac arrest in young adults. Not a day goes by that I don't cry because I miss my daughter so much. I have so many "If only", "What if". I cannot bring my daughter back but H.R. 4926 can and will save the lives of many young adults. The House as passed this bill so why does the Senate have to prolong their decision? What are the problems they are having? I have shared my personal heartbreaking story because I know there are many, many other parents who have lost their children to this same condition. Our pain will never go away but we can and will continue to work towards making Senators, Representatives, Committees aware of this very serious situation and do all we can to honor our childrens memory, as this is all we have, memories. Olivia's death will not be in vain. I am her voice now. Thank you, Corinne Ruiz, Olivia's mom"

    Highly Rated Blog Articles

    • H.R.4926: Medical Foods Equity Act of 2010 - U.S. Congress ... - March 22, 2010 by opencongress.org - BGN's blog - Please contact your congressional representatives and tell them to vote in favor of Bill HR 4926 aka The Medical Foods Equity Act 0f 2010. It is a bill that has been referred to commitee this spring and to get the bill . .... OpenCongress

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      As noted by opencongress.org on March 22, 2010, "BGN's blog - Please contact your congressional representatives and tell them to vote in favor of Bill HR 4926 aka The Medical Foods Equity Act 0f 2010. It is a bill that has been referred to commitee this spring and to get the bill . .... OpenCongress " (http://www.opencongress.org/bill/111-h4926/show)
    • U.S. House of Representatives Passes Crucial AED Legislation - December 12, 2008 by Press Releases from the Red Cross - The Josh Miller HEARTS (Helping Everyone Access Responsive Treatment in Schools) Act (H.R. 4926), which passed on June 9, establishes a national grant program through the Department of Education to fund the installation of AEDs in ...

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      As noted by Press Releases from the Red Cross on December 12, 2008, "The Josh Miller HEARTS (Helping Everyone Access Responsive Treatment in Schools) Act (H.R. 4926), which passed on June 9, establishes a national grant program through the Department of Education to fund the installation of AEDs in ..." (https://www.americanredcross.com/pressrelease/0,1077,0_314_7829,00.html)
    • U.S. Representative Betty Sutton :: Representing Ohio's 13th District - October 16, 2008 by News from Congresswoman Betty Sutton - On June 9, 2008, Congresswoman Sutton passed H.R. 4926 the Josh Miller HEARTS (Helping Everyone Access Responsive Treatment in Schools) Act through the House of Representatives. This legislation will establish a grant program through ...

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      As noted by News from Congresswoman Betty Sutton on October 16, 2008, "On June 9, 2008, Congresswoman Sutton passed H.R. 4926 the Josh Miller HEARTS (Helping Everyone Access Responsive Treatment in Schools) Act through the House of Representatives. This legislation will establish a grant program through ..." (http://sutton.house.gov/news/story.cfm?id=188)

    Highly Rated News Articles

    • US House Of Representatives Passes Crucial AED Legislation - June 11, 2008 by Medical News Today (press release), UK - The Josh Miller HEARTS (Helping Everyone Access Responsive Treatment in Schools) Act (HR 4926), which passed on June 9, establishes a national grant program ...

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      As noted by Medical News Today (press release), UK on June 11, 2008, "The Josh Miller HEARTS (Helping Everyone Access Responsive Treatment in Schools) Act (HR 4926), which passed on June 9, establishes a national grant program ..." (http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/110954.php)
    • House OKs defibrillators in schools - June 10, 2008 by CNN International - "HR 4926 bears Josh Miller's name, but it is truly in memory of all those who might have been saved, and in celebration of those who, because of this ...

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      As noted by CNN International on June 10, 2008, ""HR 4926 bears Josh Miller's name, but it is truly in memory of all those who might have been saved, and in celebration of those who, because of this ..." (http://edition.cnn.com/2008/HEALTH/06/11/schools.defibrillators/)
    • House Approves School AED Legislation - June 10, 2008 by Occupational Health Safety, TX - On June 9, the US House of Representatives passed HR 4926, the Josh Miller HEARTS (Helping Everyone Access Responsive Treatment in Schools) Act. The Josh ...

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      As noted by Occupational Health Safety, TX on June 10, 2008, "On June 9, the US House of Representatives passed HR 4926, the Josh Miller HEARTS (Helping Everyone Access Responsive Treatment in Schools) Act. The Josh ..." (http://www.ohsonline.com/articles/64250/)
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