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Cabrillo College Student Wins AED.US Scholarship

AED.us scholarship recipient Angelica RandazzoAngelica Randazzo, a second-year student at Cambrillo College, has been named the recipient of the AED.US Scholarship.  Randazzo was chosen by Coro Medical, home of AED.US, to receive a $1,500 scholarship. We asked students to interview an AED user and have them retell a save story or an incident where an AED could have assisted a victim in need. Randazzo chose to interview her mother, Lisa, who is a nurse. While on a family vacation in Mexico, someone went into cardiac arrest while swimming in the resort pool. Lisa administered CPR while a hotel staff member ran to bring an AED to the scene. Randazzo states, “When I saw this scholarship opportunity, I felt inspired because of the faint memory I have while visiting family out of state when someone went into cardiac arrest. I was very young and don’t remember much, so being able to hear my mother tell the story again was inspiring and reminded me of how important AEDs are for the public.” While at Cambrillo College, Randazzo has completed the Accelerated Medical Assistant Program and is currently in the Nursing Program. “The AED.US Scholarship program is an important part of fulfilling our commitment to spreading AED and Sudden Cardiac Arrest awareness,” states Tommy Wilkins, President of Coro Medical. “We created this program to provide opportunities for students to reach their full potential and make a difference in the healthcare industry.” AED.US Scholarship Program is a new program providing $3,000 in scholarships to high school seniors or students enrolled in an accredited college or university. Deadline to apply for the AED.US scholarship for spring semester of 2020 is December 1st, 2019. Additional information about the program can be found here. Check out Angelica’s video, transcription, and essay submission!
Blog By Blaire CzarnieckiWritten by Blaire Czarniecki Customer Service Director

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Blaire attended the University of Tennessee where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Human Ecology- Child and Family Studies. She has been in the Automated External Defibrillator (AED) industry for over eight years and is the Director of Customer Service for Coro Medical. Blaire is also an American Red Cross-certified CPR/AED/First Aid Instructor, highly trained by each manufacturer on their specific AEDs, and knowledgeable regarding ALL State AED regulations and legislation.

“I know that every day I come to work, I am playing a part in saving someone’s life. I am passionate about these devices and am always looking for new and innovative ways to spread awareness and knowledge about Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA). I look forward to the day when everywhere I go, I will see an AED—when SCA will no longer take any lives.”

Last updated September 10, 2019