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Tragic death shows importance of learning CPR

June 25, 2009 // 0 Comments

Rockford resident, sports mom and nurse, Nancy Roberts, couldn’t ultimately save the life of Dorian Dawkins after the 14-year-old recently collapsed at a basketball meet. Roberts, who is CPR and defibrillator certified, was among parents at the Michigan State University meet. She said the day’s activities had pretty much concluded and it was around 8:15 p.m. when Dawkins of Saginaw collapsed after shooting a free throw. Rockford High School’s Colleen Pierson was there as well and said that at first people thought Dawkins was kidding. He said he felt really tired and then just dropped. Roberts said she called for a defibrillator and called for someone to call 911. “I don’t really know where the defibrillator came from. Someone just put it there and I used it,” Roberts said. Using the defibrillator and CPR, Roberts said she thought Dawkins might be okay, as he regained responsiveness as paramedics arrived. “They didn’t continue CPR on the way to the hospital. At that point he was breathing on his own,” she said. Dawkins and his older brother rode in the ambulance to the hospital, where it has been reported the boy regained consciousness for some time and was able to see and talk with his parents. He later suffered two more heart attacks and died. “You think when something this horrible happens, can any good be made of it?” Roberts said. She believes the horrible incident proves how important it is for everyone to take CPR certification and learn to use a defibrillator. Last year Rockford Public Schools (RPS) achieved a milestone with the most recent defibrillator purchase, and put one of the live-saving machines in each school building in the district. RPS has also been a leader in requiring staff to know how to use them. “It’s very easy to use a defibrillator. It talks you through every step. Anyone can do it,” Roberts insisted. She also asked not to be called a hero, and said she didn’t do anything more than any other doctor or nurse would have done. Roberts said Dawkins collapsed at about 8:15 p.m. and was reported to have died around 12:30 a.m. His parents had been at the meet, but had left to go to a wedding. “I’m glad he had […]

SCOR U9 team wins tournament

June 25, 2009 // 0 Comments

The Soccer Club of Rockford (SCOR) U9 boys team recently went 4-0 in the Canton Cup tournament. The boys demonstrated great teamwork and displayed positive attitudes, according to Coach Kelly Kelting and Assistant Coach Mark Faccio. The team is made up of Cameron Kelting, Jack Faccio, Hunter Moran, Ben Swayze, Colin Kurtz, Brayden Manley, Aiden Leverett, Marcus Remtema, Riley Dubay, Drew Langworthy and Stephen Colbe.

RPS team tournament champs

June 25, 2009 // 0 Comments

Rockford Public Schools’ team recently won the Rockford Little League Majors Division and became 2009 tournament champions. The team is coached by Scott Sikkema with assistance from Roger DeHoek, Terry Noyes and Larry VanderWeg. Team members pictured are (front, l-r) Jacob Edgar, Seth Noyes, Derek VanderWeg, Parker Marsh, Sage Strehl, RJ DeHoek; (back) Riley Manier, Austin VanRosmalen, Sam Sikkema, Perry Williams, Blake Engel and Stuart Hoekstra.

Rockford Rebels announce Player

June 25, 2009 // 0 Comments

Cam Swendrowski was recently named Player of the Week for the Rockford Rebels 12U baseball team for the week ending June 21, 2009. Swendrowski made two great defensive plays in a game against a good Diamonds team. He has been a solid second baseman for the Rebels.

Classifieds — June 25, 2009

June 25, 2009 // 0 Comments

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