4 Knox County schools receiving defibrillators

7:56 PM, Sep 20, 2012   |    comments
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Four Knox County schools will soon get some life-saving equipment.

Knoxville Adaptive Education Center, Richard Yoakley School, Ridgedale School and the L&M STEM Academy will each get an automated external defibrillator, or an AED. The machines can help get a heart beating again.

The Rotary Club of West Knoxville and Saint George Greek Orthodox Church partnered with Project Adam Tennessee to make the donations possible.

Project Adam began in 1999 after Adam Lemel, a 17-year-old Wisconsin student collapsed and died of cardiac arrest while playing basketball.

The schools will receive the AEDs Friday.

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