We like to help our fellow men

Together we provide help to people in an acute distress. Read more about the stories of our volunteers at HeartsafeLiving, people who immediately respond in a call for assistance.

Khalid Boulahrouz lost a teammate by a cardiac arrest

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Feyenoord defender Khalid Boulahrouz lost his teammate Antonio Puerta by a cardiac arrest at the Spanish Sevilla in 2007. This made a deep impression. Therefore he supports Hand in Hand for Life wholeheartedly. “Certain things in life are more important than three points in a football game,” he says. “It can happen to anyone. Yourself, your loved ones or people around you.”

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Certainly three survivors at HeartsafeLiving Westland in one year

With the slogan ‘Make Westland Heartsafe’ the municipal department of HeartsafeLiving Westland is active. And immediately with a good result: in the first year at least three people survived a cardiac arrest thanks to neighborly assistance.

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Volunteer Luc Bakker: ‘Talking helps guaranteed’

HeartsafeLiving volunteer Luc Bakker from Putten is regurly asked how he continues after a CPR. “Talking helps guaranteed,” says Luc.

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Volunteer Jos Geverink: ‘Anyone can get this done’

Jos Geverink (53) is a volunteer at HeartsafeLiving Laren-Noord since its launch in January 2013. He tells how HeartsafeLiving got off the ground in his region.

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Mayor Berghoef from Aalten sees support by neighborlines

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Authentic ‘neighborliness’ is in many rural areas the most natural thing in the world. People of smaller communities are there for each other, especially in times of emergency. This most authentic form of ‘social support’ is in the municipality Aalten an important cornerstone of HeartsafeLiving, knows Mayor Bert Berghoef.

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Need publicity and new volunteers? In East-Gelre they hit the streets

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How do you ensure that citizens know what HeartsafeLiving is and so get people to sign up as a volunteer? In the municipality of East-Gelre, where neighborliness is still a great thing, it is quite obvious: you hit the streets. The working group members Dianne, Marloes and Anja tell.

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Heartsafe Ugchelen, pioneers in neighborly assistance

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The AED just had made its appearance in the Netherlands or the village council of the municipality of Ugchelen was already gathered to see whether neighborly assistance was possible. The village in the neighborhood of Apeldoorn was therefore one of the pioneers of HeartsafeLiving. Five years later, there are about ninety volunteers signed up and the subscribed AEDs at HeartsafeLiving cover almost the entire village.

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Volunteer Jordy de Groot: ‘It felt like I sank into the ground’

Jordy de Groot responded to a call from HeartsafeLiving. He resuscitated the victim, a woman. He soon heard that the victim was deceased nevertheless. “When I got out of the ambulance, I felt like I sank into the ground,” he says. Jordy tells his story.

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Volunteer Pieter-Henk Verkade ‘The victim died. That touches you for sure’

HeartsafeLiving volunteer Pieter-Henk Verkade resuscutated a well-known acquaintance and fellow volunteer at HeartsafeLiving. “Later in the evening we were told that the victim was deceased. That touches you for sure,” he says. Pieter-Henk tells his story.

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