Welcome to our website, which will be changing and growing day-by-day to keep you informed about Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) in children and young adults, and its prevention to help save lives.
Saving Young Hearts (SYH) was established in loving memory of our son, Sean Alexander Anderson, who in February 2004, at the age of 10 years old fell victim to sudden cardiac arrest while rollerblading in our neighborhood. Although cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) was started immediately, defibrillation was not available until approximately 10 minutes later when paramedics arrived; Sean’s heart never regained rhythm. We lost our precious boy, so abruptly. As we struggled to accept the cruel reality, we asked ourselves so many questions. How could this happen? He was not sick. He never missed a “well checkup” and showed no warning signs or symptoms. It took four months for us to learn that Sean’s death was caused by an undetected heart condition.
Dana “Andy” Anderson & Martha Lopez-Anderson
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The information contained in this website is for informational purposes only. If you have any specific questions about sudden cardiac arrest, you should consult your physician.