Testimonials

SAFEBEAT IS FOR KIDS

“My SafeBeat heart screening was fast and easy and it didn’t hurt at all. I just laid still and the technician put stickers on me, connected to some wires for my test. I’m happy to know that my heart is healthy and safe for when I play sports and play with my friends.” - Kate Murphy (8 years old)

SAFEBEAT IS FOR PARENTS

"My son, Greg was a seemingly healthy 18-year-old; he had just been cleared by his pediatrician during his physical, and died 33 days later of sudden cardiac arrest. I wish I was given the option to have him screened. I urge everyone to get a heart screening for their children or themselves. At least then, if something is found, you can have choices on what course to take for your life and well-being. Maybe a screening would have given us a clue that Greg had an enlarged heart, and we could have him with us today.” - Wendy Bruno (Son, Gregory Bruno died from SCA at age 18)

SAFEBEAT IS FOR SCHOOLS

“Last year, during my tenure as School Board Chair, I was honored to spearhead a project that will save the lives of many of our students. The SafeBeat Initiative will educate young people and their families, and through education and screening, reduce the risk of death by detectable and treatable cardiac arrhythmia syndromes. We are excited about the opportunities that lay ahead for our students, parents, teachers and community.” - Carol Kurdell (School Board Chair, Hillsborough County, FL)

SAFEBEAT IS FOR COMMUNITIES

“As a mother, learning about sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) and how it can strike children without warning inspired me to become proactive about this issue [and bring a screening to my town.] I wanted to be sure parents had the opportunity to have their children’s hearts screened, because I couldn’t imagine losing any of mine to something that is preventable.” - Kathleen Goneau (Past President, GFWC Marlboro Junior Woman’s Club, Marlborough, MA)

SAFEBEAT IS FOR DOCTORS

“A doctor’s code of ethics requires us to do all that we can do to preserve life, and I strongly believe that the SafeBeat Initiative does exactly that.” - Gul Dadlani, M.D. (Medical Director – Pediatric Cardiology, All Children’s Hospital, St. Petersburg, FL)