6ABC recently featured a story about a Cooper patient who suffered a cardiac arrest after completing the 2010 Cooper-Norcross Run the Bridge Race in November. Bill Freeman collapsed at the finish line and his heart stopped.
He was immediately rushed to Cooper, where emergency medicine specialists administered Therapeutic Hypothermia treatment to save his life.
Just minutes after Paul made a delivery to a local country club, his heart stopped and he collapsed in the parking lot while suffering from cardiac arrest. When Paul arrived at Cooper, he was in critical condition. His family did not know if he would survive, or if he did, would he be the same man?
He was given a revolutionary cooling treatment called therapeutic hypothermia, which worked to cool his body temperature and save his brain function.
Today, just several months after his collapse, Paul is back to swimming with his kids, pitching them softballs and spending time with his wife. This is his story.