While on a morning run along a beach, Sean Purcell went into cardiac arrest and his heart stopped beating. He was left face first in the water. His heart stopped.
A group of quick-thinking strangers came together to administer life saving CPR for more than 45 minutes. They sourced a defibrillator and re-started Sean’s heart. Paramedics arrived and air-lifted him to hospital.
During his five-day coma, Sean’s family were told that if he survived, he would suffer permanent brain damage. Not only did he survive... he has been given a total second chance at life.
Sean’s story has been featured in magazines, TV and radio interviews, and he regularly speaks at some of Australia’s largest live events.