Originally posted on NESN.com  |  Last updated 12/7/12
By now the story of Danny Berger, the Utah State basketball player who collapsed at practice Wednesday, going into cardiac arrest. Berger has been slowly upgraded over the last two days, and is currently listed as in “fair” condition, and is undergoing tests. However, if it weren’t for current German basketball player Ryan Gomes, Berger might now be here. Gomes is a New England native and alumnus of Providence College, playing two seasons for the Boston Celtics and up through the 2011-2012 campaign with the Timberwolves and Clippers. He also partnered with a charity called Hoops for Heart Health, which is where Berger comes in. Gomes experienced a former teammate passing away during a game, an event that might have been prevented had a defibrillator been available. Since then, Gomes and the charity have been donating the devices to teams and recreational centers around the country. In fact, the defibrillator that helped save Berger’s life was one directly donated by Gomes, according to USUStats.com The Hoops for Heart Health website contains a message from Gomes which reads in part: ““If we can save just one life, it makes all of our efforts worthwhile.” Mission accomplished. Photo via Wikimedia Commons/Ryan Gomes

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