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12 year old student brought back to life

HARRISON COUNTY, MS (WLOX) -

Some 2012 graduates of St. Patrick High are on a mission. Jacob Holland and Gardner Hewes want to make sure that all schools in the Catholic Diocese of Biloxi have defibrillators.

For Jacob, this is all about helping family. His cousin is 12-year-old Kylie Shea of Frisco, TX. 

Kylie and her folks know how lucky she is to be alive.

She is a student at a middle school outside Dallas,  but what happened at her school late last year was totally unexpected.

Surveillance video at the school shows Kylie suddenly collapsing on the way to class.

"I tried to take a seat because I felt kind of tired, and instead of sitting down, I fell over," Kylie said.

Kylie had gone into sudden cardiac arrest. In other words, her heart had literally stopped beating.

Within moments, two gym teachers were over her. One grabbed a nearby defibrillator and used it to shock her heart.

Doctor's later told Kylie's parents, the use of the device is what saved her life.

Jacob Holland and his best friend, fellow St. Patrick grad Gardner Hewes, are trying to raise money to buy defibrillators for the Catholic Diocese.

Jacob told us that so far, they have raised enough money to purchase three, but their goal is to buy at least 10.

Kylie and her family are visiting the Mississippi Coast this week. When Kylie's mom and dad heard what Jacob and Gardner were doing, they could hardly believe it.

Her mom told us that they were literally blown away by this act of generosity. Sheryl Shea also said that every time they look at their beautiful daughter, they are reminded of how fortunate they are that she is alive.

As for Jacob and Gardner, they are determined to reach their goal of getting at least one defibrillator in every school in the Diocese.

If you would like to make a donation toward buying a defibrillator, you can contact the Catholic Diocese of Biloxi.

The devices typically cost at least $800.

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