The Bill Signing – Our Remarks

I need to begin by saying thank you to Jennaphr Frederick, Josh Weisman, Brian Kadunc and Representative Mike Vereb.  The universe brought all of us together on April 14, 2011, and as a result, we are here today making a huge difference in the lives students. Representative Vereb, a big...

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Media Coverage – Sudden Cardiac Arrest Prevention Act

The following links are stories and reports covering the introduction and passage of the first Sudden Cardiac Arrest Prevention Act. PA Law Aims to Prevent Sudden Cardiac Arrest in Young Athletes (FOX News; September 10, 2012) Law Protects Young Athletes from Potential Sudden Cardiac Arrest (WJAC TV 6; August 24,...

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The Heart of the Heat-Celtics Series

It’s happening again.  The Celtics and Heat meet in the NBA Playoffs.  The Heat are favored.  The taking heads and commentators are analyzing the injuries, youthfulness and physical edge of the teams to predict the winner.  However, there’s another factor at play.  This year, the teams have more heart.  More...

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Cause and Setting – The Death of Dale Oen

My son is five. This year, he learned about the main parts of a story: character, setting and plot. On Monday, Dale Oen died. He was favored to win gold at the Olympics this summer. He was not expected to be the In NOT it. Even be http://stakhairstudio.co.uk/hda/track-current-location/ are my...

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Study Supports ECG Screening

Newswise — ATLANTA, Ga. – University of Washington researcher Jessie Fudge, MD received the Dr. Harry L. Galanty Young Investigator’s Award for excellence in sports medicine research at the 21st American Medical Society for Sports Medicine Annual Meeting in Atlanta, Ga. on April 24, 2012. Dr. Fudge’s study “Cardiovascular Screening...

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An Arrhythmia Symposium – CVI

Last Sunday, we were fortunate to sponsor and attend a symposium on arrhythmia management.  We heard from some very accomplished cardiologists.  At lunch, we were introduced to the attendees by our friend, Dr. Vicki Vetter.  Here is here intro. It is my great pleasure and honor to have this opportunity...

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A Party From the Heart

Last night, an organization of twenty-five women, threw a party for Simon’s Fund.  They’ve been having fundraisers for nonprofit organizations for 25 years. Over 200 people gathered to bid on great auction items, eat and drink and watch a fashion show presented by Neiman Marcus.  We are so grateful.  Here...

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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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The Full Circle of Simon’s Day

The very first Simon’s Day was held at the World Cafe Live on Simon’s first birthday (October 21, 2006).  At that event, 80 friends (adults and kids) listened to the music of Erin Flynn.  We also had a mini-heart screening.  We came together to remember Simon.  A few years later,...

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