A Great Day with Katlyn & Friends

This past Sunday, courtesy of Charlie Sanders, we went to the Detroit Lions vs. Minnesota Vikings game at Ford Field with Katlyn, Bill and Amy Scott! Fun was had before the game:


And when we arrived in the suite, look who was there to greet us — the Voice of the Detroit Lions, Dan Miller! Katlyn was beyond excited.


And since Charlie couldn’t be there, we thought we needed a picture of Katlyn with him anyway:


A great time was had by all, and, of course, the Lions won!

Remember, a heart check saved Katlyn’s life and now she is doing fantastic with her new heart — back to cheerleading and loving being a teenager, thanks to your support of the Charlie Sanders Foundation’s Have A Heart Save A Life and student healthy heart check programs!


Canadian goalie rushes into stands in his skates to give CPR to fan who suffered cardiac arrest

An ice hockey fan who suffered a cardiac arrest in the stands was given life-saving CPR – from the goalkeeper.

The middle aged man collapsed struggling to breathe minutes before amateur squad the Gander Flyers took to the arena in Gander, Newfoundland, Canada.

Wearing skates, hockey pants and one shin pad, 26-year-old Patrick O’Brien, a paramedic, rushed out of the dressing room to help.

Click here to read the full article.

Community Mourns Death of 14-Year-Old Hockey Player

Hands-Only CPR Can Save Lives

Most people who experience cardiac arrest at home, work or in a public location die because they don’t receive immediate CPR from someone on the scene. As a bystander, don’t be afraid. Your actions can only help.

When calling 911, you will be asked for your location. Be specific, especially if you’re calling from a mobile phone as that is not associated with a fixed address. Answering the dispatcher’s questions will not delay the arrival of help.

Click to read the entire article and learn how to save a life!

Campaigning to save students’ lives

Women work to bring defibrillators to schools
By Jonathan Andrade

In an effort to save young lives, at least two local moms are campaigning to get automated external defibrillators placed in every Simi Valley school campus

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention states that about 2,000 Americans under the age of 25 die of sudden cardiac arrest every year.

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SCA vs. Heart Attack


“It Won’t Happen Here”

Perhaps some schools need to hear this today …..”It won’t happen here” is NOT an Emergency Action Plan. If kids are on campus, schools should be prepared for any medical emergency(Winter, Spring, Summer or Fall). If schools are not prepared for such emergencies, kids should not be on campus. Do you agree?


– From a post by Living4Burke

Don’t let our athletes die young

IN 490 BC, Phidippides, a young Greek messenger, collapsed and died suddenly after running 26.2 miles from Marathon to Athens to deliver the news of the Greek victory over the Persians. This is probably the first recorded incident of sudden death of an athlete.

While the possibility that young, well-trained athletes could die suddenly seems incomprehensible, it is now well recognised and not in any way unusual.

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Katlyn Meets James Ihedigbo

We had a great day yesterday! We went to the grand opening of Rochester Sportscards & Memorabilia — and met Detroit Lion James Ihedigbo. Katlyn brought James a Katlyns Krew t-shirt and a box of wristbands for the whole Detroit Lions team! Of course he autographed a few items for us as well.

Thank you James for making Sunday a great day for Katlyn and the rest of us and for supporting the cause of Have A Heart Save A Life!


Taylor’s Bounce Back

Taylor Hurt, a 12-year-old boy from Cocoa, is passionate about playing basketball. When he started feeling short of breath during games, he and his parents knew something wasn’t right.

Taylor’s parents, Tony and Becky, found pediatric cardiologist Bhavya Trivedi, M.D. at the Florida Hospital for Children. Dr. Trivedi diagnosed Taylor with Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome (WPW), a condition which causes a rapid heartbeat due to an extra electrical pathway. The episodes of a fast heart rate (tachycardia) are not life-threatening, but can cause serious heart problems. Symptoms are usually prevalent between the ages of 11 and 50 and include heart palpitations, shortness of breath, chest pain, dizziness, lightheadedness and fainting.

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