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Phoebe donates AED’s to DCSS elementary schools

ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Every Dougherty County Elementary school is getting equipment that could save a life.

Monday afternoon, Phoebe Putney Memorial hospital donated Automated External Defibrillators to each elementary school.

They were purchased through a grant from Firehouse Subs.

Phoebe CEO Joel Wernick says he hopes the defibrillators will never have be needed, but knowing they're there to save a child's life should provide peace of mind to parents.

"Sooner or later, we're all going to bump into somebody whose life was changed by technology or their life was changed by having this kind of technology close by. I've seen it personally from various different people who have come up and said thank God one of these AED was available for me," said Wernick.

Dougherty County Middle and High schools already have defibrillators.

 

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