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Bob Kempenich

Bob Kempenich will tell you he died on December 5th. And even though his heart had stopped beating, we weren’t ready to let him die.

Bob Kempenich

He recalls seeing a bright light and greeting his departed father and son. Then he remembers us bringing him back.

Until that moment, he didn’t know how bad things were; didn’t know he was in a coma; didn’t know we used an innovative new cooling technology to lower his temperature 92 degrees, preventing brain damage. He didn’t know any of this until he saw the look on his wife’s face.

Bob Received Defibrillator

“They put a defibrillator in my chest to make sure this wouldn’t happen again.

My wife and I owe everything to these people.”

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