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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NFL Picks Simon’s Fund

The Cleveland Browns will likely pick Myles Garrett. The 49ers, Solomon Thomas, and so on and so forth. But yesterday, at the Draft Kick Off Event, the NFL picked Simon’s Fund. Ron Jaworski, former Philadelphia Eagles quarterback and co-host of the 2017 Draft, called out Simon’s Fund, the Philadelphia School District and...

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Testimony – House Committee on Education and Cultural Affairs (Maine)

Chairwoman Kornfield and Chairman Langley thank you for allowing me to testify today before the Education and Cultural Affairs Committee in support of LD 1051 – an Act to Prevent Sudden Cardiac Arrest. My name is Darren Sudman. I am the Executive Director and Co-Founder of Simon’s Fund, an organization dedicated...

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