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Take a Step for Survival! Join or Support Our Team Today.

You are invited to join or support the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation team at the Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community. The annual 5K walk, scheduled for May 11th in Pittsburgh, PA, is underwritten by Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield, so all funds raised go directly participating nonprofits.
 

Lasting Inspiration: How One Woman Built a New Generation of Lifesavers

Many people occasionally volunteer, perhaps for a loved one’s sports league or by making the occasional donation to a worthwhile cause. Few, however, make it their life’s mission to help and inspire others, as is the case with Allison Gingold.

Allison was born into philanthropy. “I was raised in a family that espoused the importance of charitable giving, both monetarily and with our time and energy. It is how I was raised in our Jewish community, as a part of our culture and religious identity-- it is a form of social justice,” she says.

My son

Hi - this is my first post and I'm desperately seeking people who have been where I am. We have done counseling for many months, worked with a very supportive group of friends and church members but really have no one who REALLY gets it.

Understanding Sudden Cardiac Arrest Drives Bystander Action

Once laypersons understand Sudden Cardiac Arrest, they are highly motivated to give CPR and apply an AED—critical actions that will save more lives.

Cardiac arrest at Masters Golf Tournament

My life changing event Sudden Cardiac Arrest presented itself on April 6th, 2018. It was a gorgeous morning, dew on the ground, cool temperatures and the greatest scenery your eyes could endure. God had his hand making sure that if this was my calling that the surroundings could have not been more spectacular than to be at Amen corner at the Masters. The morning was normal at least that is what my wife and friends had told me, 6 days later when I awoke from a self enduced coma. I was told just before the sudden cardiac arrest that my words started slurring and I stumbled when I was walking. I stopped and that’s when it hit me, like someone had chopped my legs out from under me from the backside, like a tree falling to the ground. When falling all my weight must have gone into my elbow and back of head. My wife bless her soul was watching me die right in front of her.

Long-term side effect make living hard

10 years ago after I suffered from Sudden Cardiac Arrest and was without oxygen for 11 minutes, I woke up from my medical induced coma with little visual side effects. I was able to breath, talk, and walk within my 11 day hospital stay. When I got home I would suddenly lose strength in my legs and arms after I woke up. When I talked to my doctor they sent me to a neurologist. After a few tests, I was told they didn't know what was wrong and since they couldn't do an MRI because I have an ICD there was nothing they could do.

1,000 Reasons Why You Should Support the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation Today, #GivingTuesday

Sudden cardiac arrest strikes about 1,000 people outside hospitals each day in the U.S. Sadly, it is the nation’s third leading cause of death. Survival rates are generally dismal, but they improve dramatically when bystanders take action by calling 911, giving CPR and using AEDs. You can help promote awareness, understanding and action by supporting the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation today, #GivingTuesday.

Dear Friends,

Memory Loss

Hi all,
My dad just recently had heart issues, we are still unsure whether it was SCA or a Heart Attack. He just recently woke up on Sunday for a little bit and then fully on Monday. He has been moving and everything fine. He doesn't remember anyone or anything, the doctors said It was normal. What can we do as a family to get his memory back or not be as confused. He speaks to us when we ask him questions but like I said he does not remember anyone or anything. What happened in your experience and what did you do to help your loved one?
Thank you!

Help Celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Joe Farrell's Survival from Sudden Cardiac Arrest

Dear Family, Friends & Colleagues:

My Story: An Easter Miracle

March 27, 2016 started out just like any other day.It was Easter Sunday 6:30 am.I put water on the stove for coffee and then well....I hit the floor, apparently with enough force to jar my wife from her sleep. Usually she would roll over at this hour and go back to sleep, but not this morning. She instinctively got up to check out whatever it was she had heard and that's when she found me lying in the kitchen floor mostly unresponsive, unable to speak or move. She immediately ran to get her phone, called 911, and upon returning to the kitchen she discovered that I had managed to flip myself over on to my face and she couldn't roll me back over, so she ran out and down the stairs beating on the walls as she went yelling for our neighbor.

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The mission of the Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) Foundation is to prevent death and disability from sudden cardiac arrest. The vision of the SCA Foundation is to increase awareness about sudden cardiac arrest and influence attitudinal and behavioral changes that will reduce mortality and morbidity from SCA.

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