Shane Victorino Boys & Girls Club

Every screening has a different origin, a different path and a different outcome.  Our screening at the Shane Victorino Boys and Girls Club was no different. A student that had gotten her heart screened at one of our first heart screenings got a summer internship with the Victorino Foundation. She...

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Athlete Health Organization Screening – 800

This is one of our favorite events of the year for several reasons.  First, we are just one station of many that examine high school students.  The students receive care from orthopedists, neurologists, internists and pulmonologists.  Second, we have doctors from all of the major hospitals participating in our cardiac...

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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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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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Radnor – The Power of Two (Simons)

For the past five years, Simon Sudman has been been the motivation behind every heart screening.  That changed today.  Simon Prushan, a student at Radnor Middle School, brought a screening to his school as part of his bar mitzvah project.  We were blown away by his leadership, maturity and commitment....

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227 – The Norristown Screening

On October 30, Simon’s Fund and The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia conducted a heart screening for the students of Norristown.  We screened 227 hearts.  All students received an ECG exam, had their blood pressure taken twice, and had their height and weight checked.  There were thirteen students that received additional...

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