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Dr. Terry A. Gordon completed his Invasive Cardiology Fellowship at the world renowned Cleveland Clinic, moving on to a stellar career as a cardiologist. But his contributions go far beyond his occupation.

One of his missions in life is saving the lives of our most precious resource, our children. Following the tragic sudden cardiac death of Josh Miller, a local 15-year-old football player, Dr. Gordon, as president of the Summit County, Ohio American Heart Association led a campaign to place Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) in every junior high and high school in his community. Summit became the first county of its size in the nation to do so and for his efforts, the American Heart Association named him the National Physician of the Year in 2002.

Dr. Gordon then spearheaded a statewide initiative to place AEDs in every Ohio school, K through 12. Over 4,470 AEDs were deployed; more than 15,000 people trained in CPR and the use of defibrillators. At least fifteen lives have been saved as a direct result of this initiative. He is currently leading a national campaign called The Josh Miller HEARTS Act, a bill that will place an AED in every single school in the United States. The bill has passed the U.S. House of Representatives and is currently awaiting passage in the U.S. Senate.

Now retired from the practice of cardiology, Dr. Gordon’s purpose in life is to continue serving by giving himself away every day. He does so by sharing with others his insight to what we all desire: peace, shalom, and salaam.

This internationally bestselling author’s new book No Storm Lasts Forever, Transforming Suffering into Insight with a foreword written by Dr. Wayne Dyer was recently released by Hay House publishing.

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