My Perspective Changed Forever

I remember like it was yesterday. Phyllis and I had to escape from life. We had just passed the first anniversary of Simon’s death. We took Sally to the beach. It was so hard to be around people with babies. It was even harder to hear about “problems.” I’m really sorry your contractor...

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Please Help Our Restaurants

This year, we raised $65,000 at Simon’s Soiree from the silent auction. A good portion of these proceeds came through the generosity of the dining industry. They donated gift cards and dining experiences. Many took part in our Heart Month campaign to sell wine totes.  They stepped in when we...

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Jenn and Rob Shockley

Timing is everything. We met Jenn in 2019. She wasted no time helping us market ideas (her specialty), find sponsors and connect with the youth lacrosse community. We’ve been completely inspired by her enthusiasm and effort. We are lucky that Robb and she have agreed to serve as co-chairs for...

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Diana and Ducis Rodgers

A friend set us up with Ducis Rodgers. He came to one of our heart screenings and then quickly began raising awareness about sudden cardiac arrest and death in student athletes. Then, there was a couple’s dinner, and now we call Diana and Ducis friends. We’re so excited they’re serving...

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What is a Standard of Care?

Throughout the past century, we’ve seen extraordinary advances in medicine and technology. The ways we detect, diagnose, and treat disease have changed the course of humankind. Among these changes is the method by which we screen for disease in a seemingly healthy population. It’s called preventative medicine. There is a...

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We Need To Be Prepared

Dr. Dermot Phelan MD, Ph.D., FESC, FASE, FACC a staff cardiologist from the Cleveland Clinic interviews Samantha Krouse, Manager of GotAED about sudden cardiac arrest, the importance of early defibrillation and resources to get AED devices. Dr. Phelan: The sudden cardiac death of a young athlete or pupil has a...

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The Madness of March, 2019

The competition throughout the NCAA basketball season is always high but as soon as March rolls around it changes dramatically. March Madness. Teams are no longer just competing against other teams, but they are competing for spots, wins, and championships. Brackets start forming, bets are on the table and the...

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No Drugs! Death, Maybe

How many student athletes die from steroid use? That was the first thought to cross my mind after hearing that Clemson players, Dexler Lawrence, Zach Giella and Braden Galloway, were suspended from the BCS Championship Playoff. Despite having filed an appeal last week, they won’t be on the field tonight...

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Curiosity and Heart Screenings

This article appeared in Medpage Today. Are physicians in Europe more curious than physicians in the United States? I get that impression after reading headlines from the recent study about soccer players and heart screenings in England: “Screening fails to predict most heart deaths in young soccer players” (Reuters) “More young footballers dying of heart...

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An Apple a Day

An apple a day keeps the doctor away. I heard this as a kid, and now as a parent, I always look for healthy advice and habits to pass on to my kids. This week, the apple became even more important in the prevention of disease. Apple announced that its...

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