TAYLOR MILL, KY. (WLWT) — An act of kindness rooted in tragedy was on full display Friday in Taylor Mill. Few people understand that tragedy better than Sydnie Batson.

“Obviously, it’s very personal,” Batson said. “Because Cameron died, and if there was an AED there, he could have possibly still been here today.”

Cameron Batson died of a sudden cardiac event during a pickup soccer game in Kenton County more than a decade ago. In the years since, Cameron’s Cause, an organization Cameron’s parents created in his honor, has donated automated external defibrillators (AEDs), to schools throughout Kentucky.