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Good News: AED donated to park

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SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

Daffin Park in Savannah has received a life-saving gift. 

"I am the person who was blessed to be alive today because Coach Tim Jordan performed CPR on me," said Robin Lewis, who was saved by Coach Tim Gordon. 

Robin Lewis collapsed in Daffin Park a few weeks ago. Savannah High School Basketball Coach Tim Jordan sprang into action, performing CPR until help arrived.

"I was really scared. I'm glad the good Lord allowed me to pull it off," he said. 

"My doctors have told me that had he not been here and CPR had not been done that I probably wouldn't be here now," Lewis said. 

Lisa and Kenny Wilson heard what happened, and Tuesday, they gave a life-saving gift to the park...an Automated External Defibrillator or AED.

"AED's can increase the opportunity for survival by 90 to 95 percent," said

That's because even if you know CPR, it can be difficult to do effectively.

"If you don't know how to do it properly, you tend to not perform it well enough, and that does not keep blood flowing," Lewis said. 

But...an AED is made so that anyone can use it.

"Very easy to operate; very self-explanatory," said Kenny Wilson. 

All you have to do is open it and it tells you what to do.

The Wilsons donate many AEDs, and to them, it's a personal mission. They lost their son Corey in 2013 when his heart suddenly stopped. He had no previous heart problems, but at 21 years old, he collapsed while in class at Georgia Southern.

"When Corey collapsed, no one initiated CPR immediately and there was not AED in the building," Lisa Wilson said. 

The Wilsons hope this AED at Daffin Park never has to be used, but if it is needed, it will be there.

"That's what Corey's legacy is all about; making a difference," Lisa said. 

"Having this AED available is going to save lives. There's no doubt about it," said Lewis. 

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