Kalee Bilinovic
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SchoolGarfield Heights, Ohio

CityTrinity High School

TeacherMary Anne Kovacs

InternKalee Bilinovic

GenreShort Story

My internship involved analyzing cardiac arrest patients who did not receive therapeutic hypothermia, a process in which large cooling pads are placed on a post-cardiac arrest patient's body to prevent further brain damage. However, I wrote my story about someone who did receive this alternative form of care to represent the hope that therapeutic hypothermia can bring to cardiac arrest patients and their families. "Cold Hearts" is a short story about the traumatic personal side effects of cardiac arrest and the positive aspect that therapeutic hypothermia can bring to the situation.