Family fundraises for cause close to their heart

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ASHWAUBENON, Wis. (WBAY) The Frain family hosted its fundraiser, Frozen Winter Carnival, on Sunday.

It takes place because of nine-year-old Morgran Frain, who is just like any kid her age.

"Play, go outside, watch tv," said Morgan.

You wouldn't know it by looking at her, but six years ago she nearly lost her life.

"Our husband and I took our daughters to Lambeau Field for some dinner and as we were leaving our three year old daughter collapsed," said Susan Frain, Morgan's Mother.

Morgan's heart stopped beating, caused by a rare genetic disorder.

CPR and an automated external defibrillator, or AED, saved her life to make her heart beat again.

"Now I'm alive and that's happy now, like, it's not something sad and stuff," said Morgan.

The family began the Celebrate Life Foundation in 2013, partnering with Project Adam to get AEDs and CPR training into schools and communities around the country.

"We raise money for Green Bay area schools to start AED and CPR programs or enhance the programs that they already have," said Susan.

This year's Frozen Winter Carnival was emceed by Action 2 New's own, Tammy Elliot.

Notre Dame of De Pere Elementary and Middle School were designated a Heart Safe School.

"So they've gone through a checklist and have a whole emergency response program training accomplished," said Dr. Matt Buelow of Childrens Hospital of Wisconsin.

The Frain family also hopes more people in the community will get training in CPR and in AED use.

"It helps a life, it really helps kids come back," said Morgan.