The Rescue Heart Foundation presented an automated external defibrillator (AED) to the Boys & Girls Club of the Harbor Area on Friday.
The group chose the location because the club approached them for lessons in
"They didn't have an AED," she said. "My husband, Christopher Edgerly, did their CPR and first-aid training. They care for children up to the age of 18, and as you often hear, young children and athletes can have sudden
"Wherever there is human life, one of these life-saving devices can be critical in the outcome of an emergency situation."
Newport Beach resident Lynda Zussman, whose daughter died after suffering cardiac failure in New York's
Rescue Heart's 2012 mission is to place AEDs in Central Park in Lauren Zussman's memory, Howell-Edgerly said.
Howell-Edgerly will also ride her bike across America this summer from St. Augustine, Fla., to San Diego to raise funds.
"It is our hope that we can raise more awareness of
For more information, visit http://www.rescueheart.org.
— Jamie Rowe