Do You Believe in Destiny?

Published in the Huffington Post. Do you believe in destiny or are you one of those “that’s just a coincidence” kind of people? Let’s say you’ve been dying to go to a concert and your friend calls at the last minute to invite you. Destiny or coincidence? What if you...

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525,600 Students

Published in the Huffington Post Let’s be honest. If you clicked on this post, you did so because you recognized the number in the title. I borrowed it from Rent. Love that musical, and especially the song: “525,600 minutes — how do you measure, measure a year? In daylights, in sunsets,...

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The NFL is at it, Again!

Published in the Huffington Post Do remember the horrifying headlines from last year? Ray Rice knocked out his fiancée. Adrian Peterson was indicted for child abuse. Tom Brady lied about deflating balls. Well, my blog post has nothing to do with these stories. There are over 2 million Google hits...

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A Simon’s Heart Primer

Thank you for wanting to learn more about Simon’s Heart. Our organization is approaching its second decade, so there’s a lot to share. Curious about our impact? We hope that the narrative below provides insight into who we are, why we got started, and what we hope to accomplish. For...

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Mother’s Day After Losing a Child

Published in the Huffington Post Holidays are big deal in this country, and my family is no exception. We got little packages for Halloween and Valentine’s Day, and big packages for birthdays and religious holidays. In fact, some birthdays felt more like birth weeks. It was good because holidays represented...

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The One Shining Moment of March

Published by the Huffington Post I love this time of year. My colleagues strut around the office pretending to know who is going to win the NCAA Tournament. They spend countless hours on the web studying bracketolgy, only to lose to someone who knows nothing about basketball, but likes the...

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Our Children Rarely Die

Published in the Huffington Post Rare is defined as seldom occurring or found, uncommon. There are only 24 known manuscripts of the Magna Carta. There are only 4,480 black rhinos left on the face of the earth. This past Thanksgiving, the Grand Canyon was filled by an inversion cloudthat only happens once every 10 years. Rare...

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Go Krimson for Kids

Published in the Huffington Post February is American Heart Month, and there is no shortage of events promoting cardiac health. We do it. This past weekend, Simon’s Fund hosted its annual gala called Simon’s Soiree: An Affair From the Heart. However, unlike most, our event was focused on bringing awareness to heart...

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CoFounders’ Soiree Message

It’s been ten years since Simon died. Today, he would have been in fourth grade. They say that time heals everything. This cliche is completely false. Time gives us the opportunity to make choices. It gives us the room to live in darkness or seek out light. It gives us...

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AHA Report on ECG Screening Drops the Ball

Screen Across America is a consortium of organizations that provide youth heart screenings in the United States. The group includes integrated health care systems, hospitals, universities, private medical practices, businesses and foundations. Based on our experiences in screening hundreds of thousands of children, and changing thousands of lives, we believe...

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