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LOVELAND, Colo. — A family that almost lost their teenaged son to an undiagnosed heart problem gives back to their community Thursday.

14-year-old Tommy Lucero died on the baseball field last month.

His coaches helped save his life by performing CPR until paramedics arrived with a defibrillator.

Now, they are paying it forward.

Tommy’s parents, Tom Lucero and Julie Kruit, donated four portable Automated External Defibrillators or AED’s to athletic directors at Loveland, Thompson Valley, Berthoud and Mountain View high schools.

The schools already have AED’s inside their buildings. But these will go wherever the athletes go.

The family says they’re filling an important need.

When Tommy collapsed on March 5, one coach went to grab a defibrillator inside the school a good distance away. By the time he got back, paramedics were already there with their defibrillator.

Today’s donations make it easier to give someone that…

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