Our hospital considers it an honor to be a part of our community. From health fairs to equestrian safety, we make it a priority to be involved and visible in the community.
The Cody Schmidt Fund was created by Dale and Sharon Schmidt who lost their 14-year-old son Cody to sudden cardiac arrest while in gym class at Chaparral High School in 2002. The Schmidt's believe an AED would have increased their son's chances of survival.
Parker Adventist Hospital is a strong supporter of the Schmidt's mission and has helped raise money to get AED's placed in several of the area schools. We would like to thank Douglas / Elbert Realtor Association for raising funds to purchase eight AED's, and most recently, Southlands Outdoor Shopping Center for helping raise $10,000 for six AED's.
The AED device analyzes the heart's rhythm for any abnormalities and if necessary, directs the rescuer to deliver an electrical shock to the victim. The defibrillators that will be placed in the schools are compact, portable units usually mounted on walls in unlocked cases. Each AED unit cost approximately $1,800 which includes training and batteries.
As a result of this community wide effort, the following schools and community facilities are equipped with these life-saving devices:
Chaparral High School - 2 units
Ponderosa High School - 2 units
Sagewood Middle School - 1 unit
Sierra Middle School - 1 unit
Pine Lane Primary School - 1 unit
Cherokee Trail Elementary - 1 unit
Pine Grove Elementary - 1 unit
Core Knowledge Charter School - 1 unit
Northeast Elementary - 1 unit
Castle Rock Area
Castle Rock High School - 2 units
Castle Rock Middle School - 1 unit
Castleview High School - 2 units
Highlands Ranch Area
Highlands Ranch High School - 2 units
Mountain Vista High School - 2 units
Rock Canyon High School - 2 Units
ThunderRidge High School - 2 units
Crest Hill Middle School - 1 unit
Mountain Ridge Middle School - 1 unit
Ranch View Middle School - 1 unit
Rocky Heights Middle School - 1 unit
Elizabeth Area Elizabeth Charter School - 1 unit
Elizabeth Middle School - 1 unit
Sing Hills Elementary School - 1 unit
Trinity Lutheran Church & School - 1 unit
Kersy High School - 1 unit
Kersy Middle School - 1 unit
*The Town of Parker purchased three units after hearing of Cody's story. They are now installed in Town Hall, O'Brien Pool and the Parker Recreation Center.
Read more about the Cody Schmidt fund by clicking on the PDF below. To contribute, contact Sharon and Dale Schmidt, 303-841-3796 or Tracy Sherman at the Parker Fire Safety Foundation/Cody Schmidt Defibrillator Fund, 720-274-3717.
The Cody Schmidt Story