Richard Matonis
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SchoolTrinity High School

CityGarfield Heights, Ohio

TeacherMary Anne Kovacs

InternKalee Bilinovic


In "Ice in My Veins," I wanted to stress the strides Cleveland Clinic is making in cardiac arrest care. In order to do this, I created two parts to a poem. The first part expresses the fear and sadness that may occur as a loved one passes because of cardiac arrest. In the second part, I show the positive outcome of the new technique that the Clinic is using. I incorporated several parts of the technique throughout the second part.