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Former Chaska mayor on a mission to get AEDs everywhere

Posted on AllSides June 14th, 2024
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After strangers saved his life one year ago, the former mayor of Chaska has gone on to advocate for more automated external defibrillators (AEDs) in public recreation areas. Bob Roepke had just finished presenting at a fundraiser for Chaska High School when he collapsed. Several attendees of the event immediately got going with CPR, while another grabbed the AED. Unbeknownst to Roepke at the time, he was in full cardiac arrest. The first woman to start CPR, Gina Edison, says there’s no question in her mind the AED saved Roepke....

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