Sean O'Hara golf tournament

Thanks everyone for having the Sean O'Hara golf tournament in memory of Sean's birthday.  He is a very special young man who is very missed.

Tim Russert's Legacy

The following letter from the SCA Foundation was published in The New York Times, Tuesday, July 1, 2008. To the Editor: Re: From a Prominent Death, Some Painful Truths,” (June 24)  The day that Tim Russert died, about 500 others suffered sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) and most victims died. The 30 or… Read More

Tim Russert's Legacy

The following letter was published in The New York Times, Tuesday, July 1, 2008. To the Editor: Re: From a Prominent Death, Some Painful Truths,” (June 24)  The day that Tim Russert died, about 500 others suffered sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) and most victims died. The 30 or so who survived know… Read More

How to Save A Life

Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA), often misunderstood as a massive heart attack, is a treatable condition that does not have to lead to sudden death. When someone suffers SCA, he or she may be fine one minute and then collapse without warning the next. Without immediate intervention, the victim almost… Read More

A tragic reminder of the National CPR/AED week, could Tim Russert have been saved?

 Many newspapers ran stories about the first annual National CPR/AED week. Congress set aside the first week in June to spotlight how lives can be saved if more Americans know CPR and how to use an AED (a defibrillator). Now we have many stories of the tragedy of a high profile public figure struck… Read More

Will the AHA’s Hands-Only CPR Advisory Help Improve Survival Rates?

Even though sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) is a preventable and treatable condition, most victims die because they do not receive effective help quickly enough. To survive SCA, it is critical for the victim to receive immediate cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and treatment with a… Read More

SCA and Heart Attack: Understanding the Difference

It’s a common misconception that sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) and heart attack are the same thing. In reality, they are quite different. Understanding the difference could save your life—or the life of someone you love. HEART ATTACK: A "PLUMBING PROBLEM” The Person is Awake and the Heart is Beating… Read More

Why AEDs Should Go to School

Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) happens to kids as well as adults. A simple device known as an automated external defibrillator (AED) can save lives, but only if it’s in the right place at the right time We see it in the news nearly every day. A young student, frequently an athlete, dies suddenly from… Read More

A Heart Too Good to Die

Jeremy has published a book called A Heart Too Good to Die - A shocking story of Sudden Cardiac Arrest This suspenseful true story of modern day reanimation shares the shock and grief of life's fragility. It also describes, in layman's terms, the medicine of survival and the miracles required. It… Read More

Legacy of the Lost

Our children all died suddenly. Their hearts just stopped one day. One minute they were with us— Then taken swift away. We pray they are in heaven, Just waiting for us there. And though we know this in our souls, The loss is hard to bear. We never knew… Read More