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Posted on 04/08/2014 @ 01:29 PM

If I could have one lifetime poem.

In my last post of quite some time ago, I shared with all the loss of my beautiful 29 year old daughter, Julie. With her unexpected death came a grief so profoundly deep and raw that I completely lost my passion for “writing”. I have never, however, lost my passion in educating parents to this silent, but deadly disease/epidemic, known as “cardiac arrhythmia syndromes”.

Although I have been absent in my blog posts, I continue to work to educate parents, teachers and communities whenever, and wherever, I can to the importance of “screening hearts and savings lives” as a proactive approach to saving young lives along with the importance of AED (automated external defibrillator) training as a reactive approach in the event a young child/adult has a cardiac arrhythmia episode.

I lost my daughter, forever, and lost my passion for writing, temporarily, but I have never lost my “Passion Within” for the children and families whose lives have been affected by this silent disease known as “Cardiac Arrhythmia Syndromes”. Know that my “Passion Within” lives on in many ways beyond my writing.

I ask only, in this blog, that you take some time to educate yourself through our website www.Safebeat.org . As I have always said, you just may save the life of your own child or save the life of a child you may know. It takes only a short time to peruse a website and absorb information. It takes a lifetime to get over the loss of a child. Never allow yourself having to say in hindsight “if only I was aware”. Become aware!