DAK Principal’s Life Saved on the Basketball Court

You can watch this amazing story by NBCNews2: Watch Interview

‘Everything went dark’

“I didn’t have any symptoms before it all happened. I didn’t have any chest pain or labored breathing,” he recalls. “As I was running back up the court, I suddenly stopped. I broke into a profuse cold sweat and began to feel sick to my stomach. I wondered, ‘What is going on?’ I felt wobbly and saw the lights dim, and everything went dark.

“When I regained consciousness, I was lying on the basketball court floor with people all around asking me questions, trying to get me to respond.”

On the court, Kevin’s world dissolved into darkness as he collapsed, unconscious. A fellow player, a registered nurse, rushed to his side. Discovering Kevin’s lifeless state, he wasted no time and began cardiopulmonary resuscitation. 

Through the combined efforts of those present and the expertise of first responders, Kevin’s life hung in the balance.

You can read this amazing story about the “widow maker” and the “angels” that saved his life on LeeHealth.org.


Share the Post:

Current Posts

Scroll to Top

VCI – Emergency Vehicle Specialists recapitalized by Tightrope Capital & NewSpring Capital

VCI is the preeminent full lifecycle sales and service provider of emergency ambulance solutions to first aid squads, EMS organizations, fire departments, hospital organizations, municipalities, and private medical transport companies in the Mid-Atlantic Region. VCI was recapitalized by private equity firms Tightrope Capital Partners and NewSpring Capital.

DAK led a competitive, sell-side process for VCI, generating multiple offers from a wide range of strategic buyers and financial sponsors. By positioning the combination of VCI’s market leadership position, comprehensive services offering, strong manufacturer relationships, and robust backlog, DAK achieved an outstanding outcome for the company’s shareholders.

The acquisition provides the shareholders of VCI an opportunity to accelerate its growth strategy by expanding its core ambulance business, building out the value-added segments of conversions and remounts, implementing operational improvements, and pursuing acquisitions with the help of its new partners. Tightrope and NewSpring have an opportunity to leverage VCI’s strong management team and operating platform to build a multi-regional player in emergency ambulance solutions.

Skip to content