Defibrillator donated to police in honor of Waukesha North student-athlete
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- A foundation created in honor of a Waukesha North high school student-athlete is giving back to the community.
The Kai Lermer Foundation donated a defibrillator to the Waukesha Police Department. The Kai Lermer died in April after going into cardiac arrest while playing basketball. An autopsy found the 16-year-old had an undiagnosed heart condition.
On Friday, the teen's father expressed why it's important to get an Automated External Defibrillator or AED in squad cars.
"Their average response time is three minutes faster, on average, than emergency vehicles. That three minutes (sic) increases the chance of saving a life by almost 50%," said Michael Lermer, Kai's father.
The donation was the first defibrillator donation from the Kai Lermer Foundation. The goal is to raise enough money to put an AED in all Waukesha squad cars and city parks.