FENNVILLE, Mich. (WZZM) -- You've got to be prepared for an emergency. That's the message Metro Health Village is trying to get across to West Michigan school districts. And they're hoping a big donation will help out.
10 schools received AEDs, or automatic external defibrillators. The gesture is an effort to prevent a death, like the people in Fennville witnessed.. when high school basketball player Wes Leonard.. collapsed and died at a basketball game a few years ago.
The people who made it possible say they hope more schools will try to get AEDs in their athletic offices.
"Take the steps necessary, contact us, contact their schools and say we need one -- we should have one, because you don't want to feel how I feel every day. And you definitely don't want to feel the way a lot of people in Fennville feel," said Ryan Klinger of the Wes Leonard Heart Team.
The money for the AEDs was raised as part of the Gus Macker Basketball Tournament.