Full recovery for Salem boy, 12, who collapsed

Full recovery for Salem boy, 12, who collapsed
This undated photo provided by the Sherrell family shows Cody Sherrell. The 14-year-old La Center, Wash., boy who collapsed during a middle school basketball practice on Jan. 3, 2012 died Monday, Jan. 9, 2012 at a Portland hospital. His parents issued a statement thanking first-responders and the staff at Legacy Emmanuel Medical Center. They also thanked people who had offered support and said, "Cody was a quiet boy. It's brought us such joy to know he touched so many lives." Coaches had performed CPR but Cody remained in critical condition until his death. (AP Photo/courtesy of Sherrell family, File)

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Doctors say a 12-year-old Salem boy who suffered a heart attack and collapsed at a basketball practice will make a full recovery, with no brain damage.

Doctors say CPR and a quick medical response saved Isaac Arzate.

The Oregonian reports he's anxious to return to school and can return to basketball in a few weeks.

Isaac says he doesn't remember collapsing the evening of Jan. 6 at a school gym.

A coach gave him CPR, paramedics arrived and used a defibrillator before taking him to a hospital. He had heart surgery at Doernbecher Children's Hospital in Portland.

A 14-year-old La Center, Wash., boy who collapsed Jan. 3 during a middle school basketball practice, Cody Sherrell, died Jan. 10 at a different Portland hospital.

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Information from: The Oregonian, http://www.oregonlive.com

 

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