One tragic death, one tragedy averted.
Alan Zapata, 11, died last week after collapsing at an indoor soccer game in Provo ("Provo boy who collapsed at soccer game dies," Tribune, Jan. 11). His family reports he suffered what the medical world calls sudden cardiac death.
Last December, Danny Berger, 22, a basketball player for Utah State University, suffered the same catastrophic event. He is alive today, due to a perfectly executed emergency action plan and prompt access to an automated external defibrillator, commonly called an AED.