September 28, 2023

To the Editor:

As soon as once more, Sunday’s Every day Solar has a front-page article selling The Villages AED program.
I could also be very cynical, however am I the one particular person considering that The Villages should be making a fortune selling this program and promoting all of those AEDs? I actually perceive the good thing about having this tools at a recreation heart, pool, or different public facility the place if a person goes into cardiac arrest, one particular person can name 911, one particular person can begin CPR, and one particular person can run and get the AED. However I query the worth of getting them in all of those neighborhoods.
Our neighborhood did enroll in this system and obtained two for 99 houses about 5 years in the past. To this point, it’s been put into use three or 4 occasions that I’m conscious of, and the paramedics have been there first usually, I consider, and one particular person had a DNR. The one statistic we by no means see in any of those “promotions” for this system is what number of lives the neighborhood AEDs have saved. Sure, even when it’s one, for the household and pals of that particular person, it’s value it. However I believe The Villages must be extra clear when promoting this program.

Carrie Harless
Village of Bonnybrook