06 October 2018
The lives of three people who suffered cardiac arrests within the space of five days across the Highlands & Islands in June 2018, were saved thanks in part to public access defibrillators and training provided by Lucky2BHere.
Lisa MacInnes, Director of the national organisation Save A Life Scotland has described the survival of Cherill Parry (66) from Gairloch, Ian MacLeod (52) from Inverness, and 75-year-old John Burgis from Port of Ness in Lewis — each of whom was treated with a Lucky2Bhere automatic external defibrillator — as “exceptional” and said that the work of the charity should “inspire other communities throughout Scotland”.
L2BH Founder Ross Cowie is pictured with Western Isles Councillor Angus Morrison and Lucky2here Trainer Fiona Finlayson, who was the first to respond to the call in Ness and successfully resuscitated John Burgis.
Read John, Cherill and Ian's stories as reported in the West Highland Free Press