AED.US Scholarship Winner, Adam Chismar

Man looking at the camera, doing a thumbs up, holding a certificate for the AED.US scholarship.Adam Chismar, a high school senior from Canton, Michigan, has been named the recipient of the AED.US Scholarship.  Adam was chosen by Coro Medical, home of AED.US, to receive a $1,500 scholarship. Adam is following his passion and pursuing a career in Business Entrepreneurship at Arizona State University. 

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. Adam interviewed his father, Craig Chismar who is a retired police officer with 32 years experience in law enforcement. “On patrol in the city of Novi, Michigan on June 16, 2002, my father had just been issued a brand-new AED for his patrol car two weeks prior. Sitting at an intersection of a red light, my father witnessed a speeding pickup truck leave the roadway, drive through a red light, and barrel into a pole before finally crashing into a brick wall in the parking lot of a dentist’s office. My father said he sprang into action and made a quick radio call for backup as he saw the truck was now on fire…My father retrieved the newly equipped AED from his vehicle and quickly proceeded to provide shock treatments.” Luckily, the man survived and would visit Craig every year on the anniversary of the accident to show his appreciation and gratitude for saving his life. To learn more about this touching story, check out Adam’s essay and video submission.

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. Additional information about the program can be found on our website.

“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.”

Blaire Czarneicki, AED.US Customer Service Director, posing for a headshot. Written by Blaire Czarniecki
Customer Service Director

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 July 30, 2021.