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Lovelace donates money for defibrillators to local organizations

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) - Local groups learned how to use a life-saving tool they got through a donation from Lovelace Hospital.

The heart hospital donated $10,000 to place defibrillators, or "AEDs," in various organizations, including Joy Junction, Rio Rancho Presbyterian Church, and Petroglyph Little League.

Thursday, the hospital trained those groups on how to use the devices if someone's heart stops.

The heart hospital collected donations from the community to pay for the AEDs.

New heart surgery means a new lease on life

By Rosalie Rayburn / Journal Staff Writer
Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018 at 12:02am

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Bill Hamilton is looking forward to trout fishing on the San Juan River this summer.

For the past couple of years, a failing heart valve sapped his energy, leaving him stuck on a recliner, gasping for breath.