Dad celebrates Father's Day after saving son's life

Father gave CPR to son after he collapsed on a basketball court from cardiac arrest.
2:16 | 06/17/18

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It's father's day. You have a great story. A very touching story. This is about a dad who saved his sos life, making you can imagine this father's day an extra emotional one for those tw this is the terrifying moment, 17-year-old Cameron Burley collapsed dung gym glass. Watch as students and the gym coach rush to his side. Cameron in cardiac arrest. I thought he twisted an ankle or something. I saw his arms go limp. He fell to his knees. His chin hit the floor. It was scary because I almost died. Reporter: The school nurse grabbed an automatic external defibrillator. Known as an aed. While the coach, who happens to be Cameron's father, does cpr. You would think, I'm going lose my son. He's been healthy 16 years. Nothing like this has ever happened before. Reporter: A few seconds later, Cameron taking a deep breath. When I woke up, I was in the gym, sweaty. Reporter: Wide awake, waiting for the ambulance to arrive. So this year, father's day is a special celebration. I see my dad as my hero, because he sav my life. Whether it was my child or not, I would have done the same thing. You get down and do what you haveo do in order to save someone's life. Reporter: Cameron suffere sudden cardiac arrest, which affects more than 7,000 kids each year. Fortunately for cameron,is school had that aed on hand. That, and E cpr performed by his own father, saved his life. I love him. And -- he's a good kid. He does everything we ask him to. Still got it. We're real proud of him. And the American heart association says using an aed within five minutes on someone's art after it stops can increase their chance of survival by 70%. Cameron very lucky to be alive. Thanks to E aed and hidad. Isn'that great? Watching that as a dad, I can't imagine how he kept together in order to be effective. And the bond they'll now ha, stronger than er. Absolutely. A good point. Ust knowing that your son's life is literally in your hands. THAs what I'm talk about. And still perform cpr. A reminder, we could all use a refresher in cpr. And learning how to use these defibrillators. Really important. Thank you, Ron. That was great story.

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