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Project ADAM began in 1999 in Wisconsin after the death of Adam Lemel, who was just 17-years-old when he collapsed and died while playing basketball. Adam suffered a sudden cardiac arrest (SCA), in which ventricular fibrillation occurred, a condition in which the ventricles cannot pump blood into the body. Defibrillation, or an AED, could have saved his life. Adam’s parents, Patty and Joe, teamed up with Children’s Wisconsin to create Project ADAM.
While sudden cardiac arrest is uncommon in young people, it sadly does happen. And it’s exactly that — sudden and unexpected. But, immediate CPR and the availability of an AED can double or triple a person’s chance of survival. So while you can’t predict when one might strike, you can plan your response. That’s where Project ADAM is making a difference.
Project ADAM is a nationwide initiative that has saved the lives of more than 200 children, adolescents and adults who went into sudden cardiac arrest. Today, there are 38 Project ADAM affiliated sites in 29 states.
Damar Hamlin - A statement from Project ADAM
National Project ADAM Affiliates
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Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago
Children’s Mercy Kansas City
Children's of Mississippi
Cleveland Clinic Children's
Duke Children's Hospital
Maria Fareri Children's Hospital
Medical University of South Carolina
Nicklaus Children's Hospital
Ochsner Hospital for Children
Rady Children's Hospital of San Diego
Riley Hospital for Children
West Virginia Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics
Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
Children's Hospital Colorado
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Children's of Alabama
Sacred Heart Children's Hospital
East Tennessee Children's Hospital
U-M Health C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital
UC Davis Children's Hospital
Texas Children's Hospital
Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital Vanderbilt
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Golisano Children's Hospital of Southwest Florida
KU Wichita Pediatrics