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County receives AED donation

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CHATHAM CO., GA (WTOC) -

A special presentation took place at Friday's Chatham County Commission meeting.

The family of Cory Wilson, a Georgia Southern University student who collapsed in class from a cardiac arrhythmia, donated five automatic external defibrillators to the community.

They said had there been an AED nearby, it may have saved Wilson's life.

Last month, the family held a baseball tournament to raise money for the cause. With more than 150 participants, they raised more than $20,000, which will be used to donate these potentially life saving devices.

Wilson's mother said being able to hold this tournament meant so much to her.

"We were able to spend a weekend with just a little bit of Cory through a lot of his friends and that is a weekend that we will never ever forget," said Lisa Wilson.  

Some of the left over money will go to the Cory Wilson Scholarship Fund at Georgia Southern. 

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