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14-year-old heart attack survivor guest at charity hockey game

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“I was using dumbbells and I just passed out, I guess,” said Logan Stewart.

That's the last 14-year-old Stewart remembers before he went into cardiac arrest in his high school weight room.

He then remembers waking up in the hospital hours later.

“Just seeing a bunch of doctors over me and stuff like that,” Stewart said.

Stewart soon found out has a heart condition known as ARVC, and now has a pacemaker.

That day in the weight room was two months ago, when he came so close to death.

Now, Stewart will walk the ice as a guest at the Shocks and Saves charity hockey game on Saturday.

“It's pretty amazing. Yeah, knowing I couldn't be alive, knowing he was here,” Stewart said. “Some guy came in and gave me CPR, and brought me back to life.”

That man was Jeff Mallory, he works at the school and is also the town's fire chief.

“You don't realize how much that affects you until you see, you come back,” Mallory said. “I was at a ball game and he came up behind me and gave me a big hug and thanked me for saving his life. That's gotta be the best feeling there is.”

Now Stewart is back in school, trying to get back to a new normal.

Stewart said the most difficult thing since returning to school, is not being able to play sports. But thanks to an AED machine, at least he's alive.

“Without it I don't think he'd be with us today,” Mallory said.

But Stewart said for him, this incident and his condition may have slowed him down, but not stopped him from living his life.

“That anything could happen. It's tougher because you can't do as much stuff as I could before. But I think it'll be pretty good,” Stewart said.

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