It should have been just another game at this summer’s European Championships.
But it almost ended in disaster.
The world was horrified when Danish superstar Christian Eriksen was eliminated during the team’s match against Finland.
Players, fans and spectators around the world were stunned when they saw the 29-year-old lie motionless on the pitch.
However, for one viewer, it was even more painful.
From Wessenshe, to Eastley Mulholland, he brought back a great sense of grief.
Estelle’s brother Kyle fell to his death in 2005 after his heart stopped beating during a kick with a friend.
Since then, Estelle has been campaigning for the installation of defibrillators in all lower-level sports clubs.
And he says the elimination of Ericsson, and his recovery after his heart has been restarted, should be a necessary call to make life-saving equipment mandatory at all sports facilities.
His campaign is being supported by Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham, as well as local sports stars, including Jesse Langard and Ricky Hatton.
As it comes Manchester City He announced that he would work with local football associations to train donors and staff and volunteers near the alliance in East Manchester, while the Premier League announced that it would also provide devices to thousands of clubs. Is donating
However, Estley said his campaign, which is gaining momentum, will not stop until all clubs and facilities have defrailer and CPR trained personnel.
“I (Denmark) was watching the game and just like everyone else, I was shocked,” said Astley, a semi-professional at Trafford FC in the Nunn League.
“For five or ten minutes I was in complete silence and couldn’t believe what I was seeing at the time.
“Then I felt like I was on the verge of tears.”
Australia’s brother Kyle was just 19 years old when he fell on the pitch in the Mercy Side area of Walton.
Before that he was healthy and fit.
Estley and her family believe that Kyle could have survived if the on-site or trained personnel had the right equipment.
Estley said the trauma and devastation her family has suffered has never gone away.
“You have been told that these are ‘natural causes’ so you feel that you have not been found guilty.
“So in a way you’re still sad,” he said.
“But you learn to live with it. You have good days and bad days like no other.”
“But what happened to Christian brought everyone back.”
Ericsson has since been fitted with an internal pacemaker called an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) and an update a fortnight ago said it was “performing better in the situation.”
Ericsson was “gone”, said Dr Morton Bosan of the Danish team, but the quick treatment by the playground and hospital staff meant Ben Milan’s midfielder was able to stabilize.
Along with Estley, Deja Vu also had a sense of horror as he watched Denmark and Finland, watching as Bolton star Fabrice Moamba broke down during a game at Tottenham in 2012.
However, he believes that the latest incident should now be a watershed moment.
“Everyone has seen it happen to anyone,” he said.
“Christian Eriksson was a fit boy. He’s playing in the elite and maybe 11-12kg.
“So to impress someone like that, it really shows that it can happen to anyone, anytime, anywhere.
“I think people are realizing now that this is happening.
“It happens at every level of the game, but there are people who are less fortunate, and there are no equipment available to help save their lives.
“And we need to think about him and his family.
“It’s like people don’t think about it until it happens.
“Even now, when I play, I realize that ‘this can happen to anyone on this pitch.’
“And my goal is to force a change and make sure that if that happens, there is life-saving equipment.”
The petition, initiated by Kyle following the death of his brother, has gained momentum in recent weeks, and is being widely shared on social media.
It has now been signed more than 70,000 times in the last few weeks with about 20,000 signatures.
The Football Association urges it to “regulate football clubs to provide formally accessible defibrillators, and to prevent” unnecessary deaths “to ensure that cardiac arrest Trainers are always on site during the games.
The British Heart Foundation says research has shown that 90% of sudden cardiac arrests in young athletes occur during or immediately after exercise, and that people with inherited heart conditions have a sudden increase in cardiac arrest. May face grip. Intense or strenuous exercise.
As long as someone is experiencing a heart attack, then separate research after the first 10 minutes proves that it is important to deploy a defibrillator within three to five minutes of termination, with a survival rate of 50 to 70 percent. Can produce up to
Currently, the FA Handbook only requires step-four clubs, English football eighth tier and above, to be available in their home games.
However, the governing body has already campaigned with the BHF to encourage lower-class clubs to install.
Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham has taken to Twitter to support Estley’s campaign, saying he “fully supports the campaign for minors in all grassroots football clubs.”
He added: “Great Estley. Please get on board and spread the word.”
In a tweet this week, Manchester United and England star Langard said: “So Estley is the driving force behind this movement after losing his brother to cardiac arrest while playing football! We hope to support him No one else has to go through what he and his family did. “
Former West Ham star Carlton Cole, QPR striker Charlie Austin and former world boxing champion and big football fan Ricky Hatton are among the names who have pledged their support.
Estley has also created T-shirts that will be distributed to current and former players, clubs, and supporters to raise awareness about the campaign.
Under Estelle’s welcome move, Manchester City announced last week that they would donate a number of defibrillators to lower level clubs in East Manchester who are “currently unable to access equipment on their training sessions and match day. Are. “
The club’s charitable arm, City in the Community, in conjunction with the Manchester Football Association, has divided 26 automated external defibrillators (AEDs) into clubs at several council wards near the Etihad Stadium – Enkots and Besok Ordock, Clayton and Open Show Working to
This week alone, the Premier League has said it will fund 2,000 AEDs for grassroots clubs and facilities.
Each grant recipient will also be required to successfully complete at least one individual FA Sudden Cardiac Arrest Course and ensure that it is registered with the Emergency Services so it can be used by any member of the public. ۔
He said that the first 1000 is to be installed for the start of the coming season.
Premier League chief executive Richard Masters said: “We all witnessed the tragic incident when Christian Eriksson fell during UEFA Euro 2020, so there is a strong focus on football. Deflectors need to be more widely available in the community.
Sports Minister Nigel Huddleston said: “In light of the recent incident with Christian Eriksson, I cannot stress how valuable defrayers can be in saving someone’s life.”
Estley hailed the move as a “step in the right direction” but said there was still “a long way to go” until the country’s 40,000 lower street clubs were fully equipped to use the equipment. And training is not received.
“It’s a beautiful place,” he said.
“I think it’s a big step in the right direction, and it shows that campaigning like us and keeping this issue in check is working.
“But even after that, there will still be thousands of clubs without them, so there is still a long way to go.
“So we will not stop fighting until each of them has a fight.
“I don’t want any family to have to go through our past and do what I can to prevent further deaths.”
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