Our friends, the Scott and Kelly Driscoll, are checking hearts and saving lives in Oregon!
Scott Driscoll knows all too well what 14-year-old Cody Sherrell’s family is going through.
Sherrell collapsed and went into cardiac arrest Tuesday afternoon while playing basketball at La Center Middle School.
Scott and Kelly Driscoll’s son, 13-year-old Quinn Driscoll, died in June 2009 after going into cardiac arrest while running around the school track during gym class.
Before word of Sherrell’s medical emergency made its way across the county, Scott Driscoll had heard the news that another young athlete was fighting for his life.
Sherrell was listed in critical condition Wednesday afternoon at Randall Children’s Hospital at Legacy Emanuel in Portland. The cause of Sherrell’s cardiac arrest and his prognosis is unknown.
“From a family perspective, you do relive the event,” Driscoll said Wednesday.
“Obviously, our hearts and condolences go out to that family because we know what they’re going through,” he added. “The first concern is the well-being of Cody and his family. It’s probably one of the worst things that can happen to a parent: the death or tragedy of a child.”