Our 16 yr old son, Brock, died at volleyball practice 20 months ago, with an AED unused at his side. As parents, we are completely blindsided by the death of our healthy, athletic, and wonderful children. We too are working to place AEDs, raise awareness of cardiomyopathies and SCA in young athletes, and support screening... the death of our beautiful, athletic and wonderful children should not be in vain. You are wonderful, and hopefully a future bratty, wonderful kids shall be saved though our efforts. Much love to you and your family from here in northern Canada. xoxo
Ann Ruhala said:January 22, 2014 6:39 am PST
I taught Tommy at SRS. I remember his kindness and wonderful personality. I now live and teach high school in Georgia and occasionally read mlive.com. I came across your story and your mission. I hope that you will be able to reach many families and young athletes. What you are doing to help others is amazing and inspiring. Best wishes.
Dawn McIntyre said:November 15, 2013 12:06 pm PST
I recently attending the free Teen Heart screening at Clio High School with my 16 year old daughter. She has played soccer since she was 5 years old. She always seemed to get short of breath during games. Healthy kids do not routinely get EKG's or heart screenings so I would like to thank you for the service provided by your foundation. My daughter was given the go ahead to continue playing sports!! I also want to commend the organized manner in which the service was provided and the friendly volunteers there that day. You are making a huge difference. Thanks again!
Don Stevens, Sunday, June 2, 2013 said:June 2, 2013 7:33 am PST
We watched you on TV with the TSMF Check to Hurley's Children's Miracle Network in Tommy's memory. Wow, $19,000 (+)! Is it time for all of us to write to our State Legislators asking for legislation to require all schools to access and or provide Heart Screenings for students? Its great that schools are getting defibrilators, but they really ought to be doing more than that - they ought to be preventing Sudden Cardiac Deaths by screening before a student needs to use, or know how to use one. Keep up the great work; its obviously a mission of love!
Nina MacGillivray said:April 11, 2013 4:50 am PST
Tommy would have been so proud of his parents helping others. God Bless you both for not wearing out from all the work you have placed in this mission. It is obvious more and more kids are being helped daily.
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