Sometimes in life things change over time, but for Ilyssa Clark, things changed in a heartbeat.

On Feb. 1, 2017 Ilyssa stopped breathing and went into cardiac arrest while working at a restaurant. Fast forward one year later and Ilyssa went into cardiac arrest again.

“The second time was more traumatizing because I remember everything. I remember the exact moment I went down. I was at my grandmother’s house,” Ilyssa recalled.

Ilyssa was down for about 56 seconds, but thanks to her defibrillator, she lived.

No words but fear still linger in her heart, as she's afraid to walk up the steps or drive a car. Everything could end in an instant.

But she pushes though every day for her two little ones.

Ilyssa is thankful for her defibrillator and wants to spread the word so that others might be saved.

For more information on how to get a free defibrillator, click here.

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