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Katie is all heart!

I went to a heart screening last September at Upper Dublin High School sponsored by Simon’s fund.  At the screening, they found that I had a heart condition, Wolff Parkinson White syndrome, and had a successful cardiac ablation this past summer.  I am truly blessed that I have no limitations with activities and sports, and just have to visit the cardiologist every 3 months for a while! Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) is the #1 killer of student athletes.   This past Sunday my family & I had the privelege of meeting Darren and Phyllis Sudman, founders of Simons fund, who’s […]


Simon’s Heart

www.simonsfund.org P.O. Box 61, Lafayette Hill, PA 19444 Contact: Darren Sudman, darren@simonsfund.org 610 66-26948 In 2004, a little boy named Simon Sudman was born. He weighed almost seven pounds and had an APGAR score of eight and nine. He was 50% for weight and 25% for height. Every few hours, he’d finish a bottle (except for a four-hour stretch overnight). At seven weeks, Simon smiled for the first time. He died 47 days later. Simon Sudman seemed to be healthy and normal. However, his little heart had an unknown defect called Long QT Syndrome, an arrhythmia. His parents never heard of this condition. No […]