Defibrillator donated to local school

Henry County Middle School in McDonough received a special donation Monday of a new automated external defibrillator from Speedway Children’s Charities along with Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and AED Brands.

“This is the first step in ensuring that all children in Henry County schools are much safer by having this vital piece of equipment added to the tools available to the staff,” said Scott Fillmore, executive director of Speedway Children’s Charities. “Along with Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and the support of partners like AED Brands, we intend to eradicate this problem as quickly as possible.”

The school was reportedly in dire need after their current AED machine recently stopped operating. The brand-new unit was presented to Henry County Middle School principal Kimberly Anderson, school nurse Debbie Black and athletic director Troy Baker.

To date, the Atlanta chapter of Speedway Children’s Charities has raised over $1 million for local children.

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