Sydney is Why! Join me in supporting the American Heart Association!
In February of 2017, my daughter Sydney went into sudden cardiac arrest on a normal Sunday afternoon. Sydney had always been very healthy and had no known health or heart issues prior to the event. She showed no signs of inheriting the same benign cardiac arrhythmia that her mother has lived with for many years, so a heart problem was not even close to a concern. We had no reason to believe that one day she would collapse in front of us in cardiac arrest while simply walking into a mall. But this did happen. It happened with absolutely no warning and it was as shocking and terrifying as you can possibly imagine.
The efforts of two bystanders performing CPR and using an AED saved her life and allowed her to recover and walk back in to that same mall a little over a month after this event changed our lives. We will forever be grateful for the help of those strangers, the research of the American Heart Association, and Nationwide Children's Hospital. It is because of them she is alive and well today.
Thank you for your support!