FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Lee County Schools are getting some new equipment that could save lives, thanks to a $150,000 donation from Lee Health.
At least one AED (Automated External Defibrillator) will soon be installed in every elementary school, middle school, and special center in Lee County, a total of 76. They're already in county high schools.
Every school in the district will also have a trained Cardiac Response Team.
This comes after Fort Myers High School freshman Zac Syska nearly died last December after a sudden cardiac arrest while running.
Quick action from his coach and a defibrillator saved his life.
Installation of the AED's should be complete by the end of the month.