Boston Marathon SCA Survivor Helps AHA Raise Over $1 Million

Boston Heart Ball 2011

May 5, 2010 - Carleton Smith, 65, of Metairie, Louisiana, the runner who collapsed from SCA a mile from the finish line during the 2010 Boston Marathon, was the guest the guest of honor April 30 at the Boston Heart Ball.  He was saved with the help of CPR and a ZOLL AED Pro® automated external defibrillator used by the Boston EMS Bike Squad.  ZOLL sponsored Carleton’s trip to Boston and

  Boston Marathon EMS AED

Boston EMS attend to Carleton Smith (center) when he collapsed of SCA when he collapsed during the 2010 Boston Marathon. Photo courtesy Steve McLaughlin

invited his rescuers to be guests at the ZOLL table.  The event raised over $1 million for the American Heart Association.

Carleton (center) is pictured here with his rescuers, Eric Osborn, M.D., Cardiologist, Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital; EMT Gary Saffer, Boston EMS; and Ethan Ellis, M.D., Chief Resident of Internal Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital.  The woman in the photo is Flo Allen, mother of Boston Celtics guard Ray Allen, who could not attend because he was in Miami for the playoffs. 

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