Helping save young lives through education, awareness and early detection
On behalf of our family, foundation board members, and Spencer himself,
thank you so much for your prayers and support. Since Spencer's
survival from Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA), we have learned so much about
this amazing cause and others involved in it.
Had it not been for the heroics of many that evening of September 9th,
2012, Spencer would not have survived. It is our comfort and belief
that Spencer has a greater purpose in life and that his survival, and
those that were there for him that night were put there for a reason.
Spencer's survival is a gift that we are so fortunate to have. We
believe that because of our gift, it is incumbent upon us to pay it
forward as much as possible. As a result, Spencer wanted to help
educate and prepare others so that we can have more stories of survival.
We are inspired by so many others in the SCA community (known affectionately as
"the family we never wanted to be a part of"), who have embraced us and
shown us an amazing example of giving back. We are excited to be a part
of their work, to help bring awareness, prepare others so we can
increase survival rates, place AED's in our schools, and screen young
Please help us on our journey with others in this cause to end SCA in
our youth. We hope our website and other events will help inspire you
to participate, support, and make a difference.
Thank you again for your continued support!
Spencer's HeartStrong Foundation
A high school gymnasium full of young athletes participating in a pick up basketball game, and getting in a routine workout. The gym is full of student and parents preparing for the upcoming season. A season full of excitement and anticipation for a successful team.
In the midst of the game, a young athlete calls time out. Places his hands on his knees and then suddenly collapses. He is not breathing and lies motionless on the floor. His heart has stopped due to sudden cardiac arrest.
Don't think it can happen to you...?
It happened to Spencer. And it happens to more kids each year in the U.S. than you may know.
Are you ready? Will you know what to do & how to help?
Through Spencer's story of survival, we strive to inspire others to take action to become better educated, prepared, and take part in heart screenings that can prevent other youth from experiencing SCA.