Beginning this month, each of Hillel Ontario’s spaces across the province will be equipped with a Mikey automated external defibrillator (AED).
A defibrillator is an electronic device that is used to revive someone experiencing sudden cardiac arrest.
Through the support of our corporate partner, Herity and Heathwood Homes, Mikey Network AEDs will soon be available in Hillel spaces at the University of Toronto, York University, Toronto Metropolitan University, Queen’s University, Western University, McMaster University, and the University of Guelph.
In response to the announcement, Jay Solomon, Chief Communications & Public Affairs Officer said the following:
“Saving a life is the highest mitzvah one can perform. While we hope we never need to use one, knowing that we have Mikey’s lifesaving technology at the ready offers critical protection to the students we service and the broader campus community. Cardiac arrest can happen anywhere, at any time, and data demonstrates that AEDs dramatically improve a person’s prognosis. We are grateful to our partners at Herity and Heathwood for providing us with the opportunity to save a life.”