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AED device donated to Daffin Park

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SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

A potential life-saving device donated to Daffin Park after a woman collapsed there playing tennis earlier this month.

The Cory Joseph Wilson Memorial Foundation presenting the City of Savannah's Recreation Department with an AED device. You may remember the story of Wilson, a Georgia Southern junior who died in class from a fatal heart arrhythmia in 2013.

Now his parents run this foundation which works to help prevent heart-related deaths across the area.

"AEDs can increase the opportunity for survival by 90 to 95 percent. When combined with CPR the statistics are even greater,” said Lisa Wilson.

The foundation has placed 26 AED devices across our area so far, and looks add even more through the help of sponsors and the annual Fireball 40 Baseball Tournament.

Also Tuesday, the woman who collapsed in the park was reunited with the man who gave her CPR and saved her life, Savannah High Coach Tim Jordan.

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