How Project Adam saved my life

Morgan Frain

Morgan Frain

My name is Morgan Frain, and I am 4 years old. On Jan. 7, 2012, my mom and dad took me to Lambeau Field in Green Bay for dinner and to play in the atrium. As we were getting ready to leave, my heart suddenly stopped and I fell to the ground. My dad turned me over and saw that my face was blue. He told my mom that they needed to do CPR, and told my 7-year-old sister, Hannah, to run and get help.

My mom started CPR right away, while a nice man from the Green Bay Packers security department brought my dad an automated external defibrillator (AED). My dad put stickers on my chest and the AED told him that my heart needed help. My dad pressed a button, and the AED reminded my heart what it needed to do. My mom and dad are very grateful for the AED, because the doctors at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin said it was the only thing that could have saved my life. Although I will have many more surgeries in the future, I now have my own AED inside my tummy to make sure my heart does what it’s supposed to do.

Project ADAM saves lives by helping Wisconsin schools form AED programs. In fact, Project ADAM just gave a grant to my sister’s school, Notre Dame of De Pere, to make sure their staff gets the training they need on how to use an AED.

My mom says I am very lucky because I already know that my mission in life is to help save the lives of other children just like me.

- Morgan Frain (with my mommy’s help), guest blogger

Project ADAM logoProject ADAM is a Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin program that helps schools throughout the nation prepare for and respond to cardiac emergencies. The program was created in honor of Adam Lemel, a 17-year-old Whitefish Bay, Wis., high school student who collapsed and died while playing basketball. Project ADAM has chapters in Alabama, Illinois, Florida, Georgia, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas and Washington. To learn more about Project ADAM or to download free templates, plans, videos or other resources, visit ProjectADAM.com.

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How Project Adam saved my life — 4 Comments

  1. Hi! I’m Morgan’s mom. We are so excited to celebrate the one year anniversary of our daughter’s survival. We will be hosting an event to celebrate her life and thank all of the wonderful people who helped save her life this Wednesday, January 30th. In addition, we will be hosting a fundraiser for Project Adam. To learn more about our event, please visit our facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/celebratelifeevent.

  2. Morgan is one of my daughter’s friends in dance class. If it wasn’t for Project Adam, she would never have met this sweet little girl. Every Tuesday Emalee gets excited to see her friend Morgan. I can’t wait to share this story with her when she’s older. She knows how special Morgan is to her but then she’ll know how really special Morgan is as well as a role model for others. Morgan is a great-spirited kid and I thank God everyday that she came into my daughter’s life. Morgan, you are a true angel and a blessing to us all! You keep fighting the fight and know that we are here fighting with you! Love, Ms Michelle and Emalee

  3. I am Morgan’s great aunt and godmother. I am amazed at how her story has touched so many. I am so grateful to her mom, dad & sister, as well as her doctors for bringing her back to us! I am so looking forward to her Celebrate Life event and fundraiser for Project ADAM. Without this Adam’s father’s efforts regarding AED’s Morgan wouldn’t be here.