Upper Dublin Screening – An Email to Jill

The best way to capture the success and sentiment from the Upper Dublin Heart Screening is to share an email that we sent to Jill Florin. Jill’s daughter, Paige, invited us to come to Upper Dublin. This was her bat mitzvah project. Jill – Phyllis and I want to know...

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If only . . . then.

I’m not big of the “if only . . . then” game. This can be played in many ways, some more trivial than others. If they had only changed the pitcher in the seventh. If we had only taken the backroads instead of the highway. If we had only gotten...

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Downingtown West – 239

We screened 239 hearts today.  It was our second screening with duPont hospital.  We were also supported by doctors from Jefferson and Abington.  This was our first screening where doctors from different hospitals collaborated.  This is a great development as we continue to bring more doctors into the fold of...

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A Plane Crash, A Heart Crash

It’s 10:50 PM, the night before our second Downingtown screening.  We’ll screen about 300 kids.  Three of them will likely find a heart condition.  This is the normal routine.  Review email folder for cancellations.  Update registration lists.  Make corrections to folders and forms.  Load up the van with equipment. However,...

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Andy Murray Demands Heart Screening in Tennis

We don’t typically see much discussion about sudden cardiac arrest in tennis.  We’re glad that Andy Murray is taking is stand. Andy Murray has demanded that regular heart screenings be made compulsory in tennis following the cardiac arrest suffered by Bolton Wanderers midfielder Fabrice Muamba at White Hart Lane on Saturday. Muamba’s heart had stopped for 78 minutes before...

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$60 Saved a Life – Just Ask Mom & Dad

It was the best $60 that Scott and Sarah Lepke ever spent.   In November 2010, the Lepkes opted to pay the extra money for an optional athletic heart screening for their son, Matt. The ultrasound test, through Transmed Inc.’s Screening America program, was offered by the Beresford School District....

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Milestones and Tombstones – Downingtown Screening

The road to Downingtown West High School goes through Frazier and right past Haym Solomon Memorial Park.  This is where Simon is buried.  This post is really about the success of our recent screening, but this screening revealed an ongoing struggle of mine – what is expected of me, the...

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WKRP in Cincinnati

The only thing missing at our heart screening today was WKRP.  The four major networks were there.  One hundred students were there.  Most of the Sycamore water polo team was there.  About thirty professionals from Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and Suburban Pediatrics were there.   Jose’s mother, Luisa, was there.  All of...

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The tragic death of one local teen helped save the life of another through a Simon’s Fund screening

By MELISSA BROOKS Times Herald Staff When a teenager dies suddenly like Akhir Frazier did, the tragedy begs the question: “What good could come of this?” In Akhir’s case, there’s now a concrete answer.  The former basketball standout died Aug. 25, 2010 at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, four days after...

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Kudos Dr. Rosenberg

While the academic debate clammers, and young athletes die, Dr. Rosenberg just decided to start screening kids.  Read on . . . http://www.wilx.com/news/headlines/118303304.html

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