A Homerun from Heaven

The pain of losing a child never goes away.  Fortunately, it dulls with time.  It is also lessened by new relationships, coincidences and humane gestures.  This story involves all three. Aidan Silva was a student at Brandywine Wallace Elementary School in Downingtown, PA. He died unexpectedly last fall, at home, at...

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Our Yellow Brick Road

When Dorothy’s house came crashing down, she had no idea where she’d landed.  Nothing was normal – everything was strange.  She began her journey back to normalcy.  Along the way, she met some characters that had a profound impact on her life.  They opened her eyes and broadened her perspective. ...

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Pride Never Dies

Last year, six PA Districts lost students to sudden cardiac arrest.  Today, we visited the Representatives and Senators from those Districts.  That’s 14 meetings.  We introduced these elected officials to Simon’s Fund, and reacquainted them with the deceased students.  We asked them to consider ways that they could help us raise awareness about sudden cardiac...

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Sudden Death Should Trigger Family Check Ups

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Response to Sycamore

The Sycamore school board recently declined an offer from Simon’s Fund to pay for and organize a heart screening for the students in the District.  The board said that (1) they cannot support mass heart screenings because of the American Heart Association; and (2) that this is a matter for...

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The Real "March Madness": Six Students Drop Dead

It started last night with Selection Sunday.  It builds this week with brackets and office pools.  It explodes this weekend with the first round of the NCAA Tournament as we march to the Final Four.  It’s a great time of year . . . as long as you are focused on college...

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Sign of Maturity

Tomorrow is our sixth fundraiser – three Soirees and three Simon’s Days. This time of year for us always meant stress and chaos. At times, it was isolating and overwhelming, but nothing could stand in the way of success. The goal was too important. This year has been very different....

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40,000,000 Kids Die of Sudden Cardiac Arrest Every Year

What, you don’t believe me?  My figure is only 39,999,960 more than the figure thrown around today by the medical experts called upon to discuss sudden cardiac arrest and student athletes.  As crazy as this sounds, their figure is much more misleading because we expect their figure to be rooted in research, science and...

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The Heart of Valentine's Day

As Americans, we will spend approximately $15 billion on gifts for Valentine’s Day.  This statistic, coupled with the fact that a calendar mandates we declare our love for someone, makes it easy to hate this holiday.  It’s commercial, it’s fabricated and it’s contrived.   The real Valentine’s Day commemorates several Christian martyrs from Ancient Rome.  The romance thing didn’t enter the...

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Signs From Our Children

  This was the name of the  closing  session at the Parent Heart Watch Conference.  All of the other sessions dealt with AEDs, ECGs, genetic testing, sudden cardiac arrest legislation, etc.  They were concrete, factual and steeped in medicine.  This session asked us to consider something a little “out there”...

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