About the Gavin Quance Campaign
On July 14, 2014 police were unable to resusciate Gavin Quance after drowning in his family's pool.
Gavin was pulled unconscious from a swimming pool at his family home by his mother, Amanda, who alerted the emergency services and started CPR herself.
Lt Joe Babkiewicz and two colleagues arrived and took over CPR, but it was a further five minutes before the ambulance arrived with an automated external defibrillator (AED). Sadly Gavin could not be revived, and was pronounced dead on arrival at Coastal Carolina hospital.
Arrhythmia Alliance, affiliated with STARS-US, Inc. is raising funds to place AEDs in all police cars in Bluffton, South Carolina.
Gavin's family: "Every life matters, do not let that extra five minutes cost you yours."
The Bluffton Police Department is committed to providing the highest quality of police services to the town of Bluffton and it's visitors. The addition of AEDs in our vehicles is another way that we can provide a high quality of service to our community. The loss of Gavin has affected all our officers as well as members from the community. We are proud to honor his life by having AEDs in our vehicles.
Trudie Lobban, MBE, Founder and CEO of Arrhythmia Alliance and STARS-US said: "My heart goes out to Gavin's family, who are still suffering the pain of his loss one year after this tragic event, and I am very grateful to them for their support for this campaign. An AED in every police car in Bluffton will dramatically increase the chances of anyone, young or old, who suffers an SCA recovering and returning to their loved ones."