Locals hope to make Holland a HeartSafe Community

HOLLAND — Lisa Cardillo and John Shea know firsthand the importance of quick action in the event of cardiac arrest. Both are survivors who received CPR shortly after an event’s onset, greatly increasing their chances of survival.

Cardillo was 36 and on a trip from Detroit to West Michigan with her husband, with plans to visit Holland for the first time, when she suffered cardiac arrest. She noticed she was showing signs of a heart attack and her husband drove her to a hospital in Grand Rapids. She went into cardiac arrest just after walking into the emergency room.

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