Seton Community Accepts A Heartfelt Donation

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Left to right: Marybeth Ream, development director; Rose Puleo, school nurse; Katelin Barone; JoAnne Babbitt, Sister Regina Martin, principal (Photo by:  Joan Barron/Mother Seton)

Left to right: Marybeth Ream, development director; Rose Puleo, school nurse; Katelin Barone; JoAnne Babbitt, Sister Regina Martin, principal (Photo by: Joan Barron/Mother Seton)

CLARK — The community of Mother Seton Regional High School in Clark has received an automated external defibrillator (AED) donated as a gift of the John Babbitt Foundation in honor of John Babbitt. The defibrillator was presented to Sister Regina Martin, Principal at Mother Seton by JoAnne Babbitt, mother of the late John Babbitt. John Babbitt was 16 years old when he collapsed and died from an undiagnosed heart condition while playing basketball in his Youth Ministry league.

Katelin Barone, a junior at Mother Seton and a cousin of the late John Babbitt, said, “I have a passion for sports and a heart-felt connection to the goals set forth by the John Babbitt Foundation of producing heart healthy environments.

Barone, who resides in Clark, is working on her Girl Scout Gold Award in conjunction with the John Babbitt Foundation. She hopes to create a heart healthy school community and to secure an additional AED for the athletic fields at Mother Seton.


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