Your gentle touch, your tender care. A smile as bright as sunshine; a heart of no compare.
A spirit that will glow forever, in the memories that we share.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Full Circle

I grew up in Rhinebeck. I ran my fastest mile in 8th grade on the track that Kaitlin was playing softball on when she collapsed. Who'd have thought that things would come full circle in this way? 
Aidan used to call the Hudson River "Mommy's River" when we visited Rhinebeck in August to go to the Dutchess County Fair. We were at the fair three weeks before he died. Crazy.

Read this article about the continued efforts of three NY families: parents of a survivor, parents of two victims.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

500 More Young Hearts to be Screened: April 14th

Five hundred more hearts are registered to be screened in Downingtown this April! This time, we're focusing on the high school athletes at DHS West, DHS East, and Bishop Shanahan High School. Most youth who have a Sudden Cardiac Arrest event are teens and young adults living with undetected structural and rhythmic abnormalities that present during athletic activity. Thank you, Simon's Fund and A.I. DuPont cardiologists, for joining us again to provide this opportunity! If you'd like to see more screenings take place in our area, support the 5K for Aidan J. Run/Walk event (June 9, 2012). While we rely on the generosity of the medical personnel involved, each screening event costs Simon's Fund anywhere from $2,500 to $12,000. Run/walk for kids' hearts!