To save one life is as if to save the world.

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In Loving Memory of Jimmy & Crissy Brackett

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Joined: 11/16/2007
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Sudden Death: that is what happened to my only two children. Jimmy was only 22 years of age and Chrissy was only 21. Both died in their sleep suffering from a heart disorder. I knew nothing about it until it was too late to save my children. Jimmy died April 15, 2000, leaving behind a daughter Alexis, who was only two at the time. Only two years later, on July 25, 2002, my daughter died the same way as her brother--she just never woke up. She also left behind a baby girl only 10 months old.

Our family had been misdiagnosed with epilepsy. Instead we had SADS--
Sudden Arrhythmia Death Syndrome--or Long QT syndrome. This is an inherited condition and it strikes mostly young adults. I have Long QT--I just wish I knew this before. It is very treatable.

I choose to reach out and share my story in hopes of saving a life and sparing another parent from such pain.

Please contact me. Just a little awareness could save a life.

Jackie Renfrow
Email  jackie_renfrow [at] yahoo [dot] com

Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation