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New state law requires AEDs at high schools; law in memory of Acadiana teens

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A new state law aims to help save young lives. The Teddy Daigle and Shane Ozene act will require public high schools to have automated external defibrillators on campus, if funding is available. It's a cause very close to two families in Lafayette. 

It was nearly 7 years ago when 15-year-old Shane Ozene collapsed at Northside high school while at basketball practice.

"He had no signs," his mother Shane Ozene said. "No symptoms of a heart condition. Nothing that we knew of. It was unexpected.He went into sudden cardiac arrest. They did try CPR on him, but they were unable to revive him."

Since then, Shannon has been an advocate to help install Automated External Defibrillators (AED's) in schools

"If an AED was used on Shane, it's possible that he would still be with us today, but an AED was unavailable at the time," Shannon said. 

Studies show the chances of surviving sudden cardiac arrest increase with defibrillators. 

Lafayette parish, along with other school districts have the devices. 

"We have something in place in case they do go down," Shannon said. "We do have something that could save their life." 

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