There is so much knowledge, so necessary, to be gained by parents about Cardiac Arrhythmia Syndromes yet, for some unknown reason, at least to me and those of us who are passionate about this mission, parents still seem to be in the dark about this silent killer of our children.
When I say there are “angels among [...]
It has been quite some time since my last blog posting. Some may be wondering why; especially since I have been so passionate in “SAVING YOUNG LIVES” from the silent killer known as Cardiac Arrhythmia Syndrome.
My last blog was entitled “Count & Protect Your Blessings – They Are A Gift You May Not Have Tomorrow”. Little did [...]
THIS IS MY SON BRYAN – HE IS A "BLESSING"!
Right now I’m sitting in an out-patient surgical center with my son, Bryan, who is about to have a plate put in his foot after breaking it severely for the second time. Besides being a bit “annoyed”, because it was self inflicted from bad judgment on [...]
Take Care of Their Minds & Their "Hearts"
It’s time for children to head back to school for a new school year! Some parents and children head back with some trepidation of what the year holds for them. Having put four through school I know all the ups and downs of the start of a new [...]
I took this picture this morning from the deck I was sitting on. As you can see, it is of a lone fisherman, early in the morning before the hustle and bustle of a beautiful summer’s day on the lake.
As I watched him, I began to wonder what he might be thinking about. Was it just [...]
Over the course of the last extremely busy weeks, many events have occurred, been remembered and some celebrated. Among them is the Remembrance Day of my son Marc’s Birthday. We would have celebrated his 26 years on this earth had his heart not failed him. It was the Remembrance Day of my stepchildren’s mother Norma’s Birthday who passed tragically [...]
The office is “unusually” quiet today. Everyone quiet in their own thoughts, I’m sure, while continuing to work passionately on “screening hearts and saving lives”.
I find myself taking a moment to reflect on where I have been and where I am today. I have been in a parent’s worst nightmare, the loss of a child. Today, [...]
So much emotion goes into the business of “screening hearts and saving lives”. Emotion comes in many different forms and flavors.
In the last couple of weeks I have experienced the different forms and flavors of emotion. In the last two weeks I received a beautiful thank you card and picture from a young man who had [...]
I am extremely PROUD to share with all who read this and follow me that during our very first week of the “SafeBeat Initiative” launching our preventive heart screening program in Hillsborough County, FL that a discovery of a “detectable and treatable” heart arrhythmia was made on Connor Moore, 15, that without preventive heart screening would otherwise have gone undetected. Within a few short hours of [...]
There is so much debate going back and forth on the issue of preventive heart screening. In some cases, there is nothing wrong with healthy debate. The problem with this particular debate is that while grown adults are bantering back and forth on the issue of preventive heart screening, our “seemingly healthy” children are DYING.
I hear a lot [...]