FORT JENNINGS — Fort Jennings residents John and Melinda Landin presented a CPR in Schools Kit to Fort Jennings High School on Nov. 22 in memory of their son, Marcus.
In June, the Landin Family held a second annual memorial benefit in honor of 19-year-old Marcus Landin, who passed away on Christmas Day 2017 from Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy. From the money raised at this year’s benefit, the Landin family donated $10,000 to the American Heart Association for research. Such a donation allowed the AHA to provide a CPR kit to the family to distribute to a high school of their choice. In 2018, the Landin Family donated kits to both Ottoville High School and Marcus’ alma mater, Kalida High School.
In Fall 2016, Ohio House Bill 113 passed, making it mandatory for all Ohio high school graduates, starting with the Class of 2021, to have exposure and psychomotor skills practice in hands-only CPR and education in operating and AED.