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Defibrillator a perfect tribute to tragic teacher

Editor's Viewpoint

Published 14/10/2016

Professor Frank Pantridge, the Northern Ireland inventor of the portable defibrillator, had a vision that one day the device would be located everywhere that significant numbers of people gathered and would be ready for use at a moment's notice.

He no doubt would have approved of the decision of colleagues of teacher Philip Wallace, who died of a cardiac problem at the age of just 43, to purchase a defibrillator as a tribute to their friend.

Hopefully, their fundraising event tomorrow night will bring in sufficient cash to buy the machine. Philip's death was a tragedy, but out of it will come something positive that may save lives.

Belfast Telegraph

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