The Oliver King Foundation was set up in memory of Oliver a fit and
active 12 year old who took part in a range of sports, including
rugby, swimming, athletics and football. Oliver had just started High
School and was participating in his first swimming lesson of the year
when he collapsed. Despite the best efforts of the staff, Oliver died.
Oliver died from a condition called Sudden Arrhythmic Death Syndrome
(SADS). This condition takes the lives of between 12 and 19 young
people every week.
If a person suffers a cardiac arrest, early defibrillation is vital.
For every minute a defibrillator is not used, the chances of survival
decrease by 10%. The main purpose of CPR is to restore partial flow of
oxygenated blood to the brain and heart. However, it will NOT restart
the heart. This can only be done with a defibrillator.
We have called on the Government to ensure that all schools, sports
centres and public buildings have a defibrillator and trained staff.
Their initial response to this has not been a positive one. Therefore
we need to collect 100,000 signatures on our e-petition so that we can
ask for a debate in Parliament. We have to collect these signatures by
10th February 2013, just 59 days away!
Please sign http://epetitions.direct.gov.
all you know to do the same.We need your support !