KALIDA — On Sept. 28, the Marcus Landin family presented CPR in Schools Kits to Kalida schools and Ottoville schools.
In June, the family held a memorial benefit in honor of 19-year-old Marcus Landin, who died last Christmas Day from Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy. From the money raised at the benefit, the Landin family donated $15,000 to the American Heart Association for research. The donation allowed the AHA to provide two kits for the family to distribute.
In 2016, Ohio passed a law making it mandatory for all graduates, starting with the Class of 2021, to have exposure and skills practice at hands-only CPR and education in operating an AED.
“What an amazing, selfless way to honor and remember their loved one,” said Kerri Rose-Rochelle, American Heart Association Community and Development Director, in a press release. “Marcus will live on in the graduates who will enter adulthood ready and confident to help save a life if called upon to do so,”
According to Rose-Rochelle, the self-contained kits have everything needed to adequately instruct a group of up to 20 students at a time on the hands-only CPR technique.