A heartbeat from tragedy, teen’s life saved in Lake Station

A jumble of athletic events converged at Edison High School May 8.

Scattered across the school’s outside athletic complex, baseball and softball teams hosted home games as the track team readied for a home meet. Inside, the school gym filled with AAU basketball players from across the area.

Edison athletic trainer Taylor Shoemake, 24, expected a hectic night, but never dreamed she would hold a life in her hands.

As nightfall approached, Jason Hawkins, Edison athletic department director, entered the school gym to flip on lights for the track meet. A basketball player ran up to him with a panicked look.

Source: http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/post-tribune/ct-ptb-lake-station-save-st-0518-story.html