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A Silent Killer

Discussion in 'Primary' started by helenthemelon99, Feb 11, 2012.

  1. Came across this forum topic. Certainly worth reading....a very worthy cause!

    Oliver King attended
    King David Primary school and started at King David High School in
    September 2010. He was a keen sportsman who excelled in football,
    swimming, athletics and many other sports. Oliver passed away suddenly
    in March 2011, aged 12, from Sudden Arrhythmic Death Syndrome (SADS).
    This
    condition usually affects people between the ages of 12 and 35. The
    Government recognises that 12 young people each week die from SADS but
    it is believed that the true figure is around 16-19 people each week and
    could be higher as the condition is often misdiagnosed.

    Oliver's
    parents have set up the Oliver King Foundation to help raise awareness
    of the condition as it can be controlled and monitored if detected. The
    money raised by the Foundation will be used to raise awareness in
    communities. Raising awareness is of vital importance as young people
    with the condition do not usually show symptoms.
    Some
    of the money will be used to buy defibrillators to be placed in
    schools, local sports centres, etc. and to assist in providing staff
    with the relevant training. The money will also be used to have peoples‘
    hearts screened to check that they are
    healthy. The cost of an
    initial ECG is £35 per person. The Foundation will help people to pay
    this cost. There is a mobile unit which the Foundation will be bringing
    to Liverpool to have young people tested. If you would like to help us save lives by ensuring that every school in the UKIf you would like help to have defibrillators installed in your school then please contact us: theoliverkingfoundation@gmail.com
     
  2. Came across this forum topic. Certainly worth reading....a very worthy cause!

    Oliver King attended
    King David Primary school and started at King David High School in
    September 2010. He was a keen sportsman who excelled in football,
    swimming, athletics and many other sports. Oliver passed away suddenly
    in March 2011, aged 12, from Sudden Arrhythmic Death Syndrome (SADS).
    This
    condition usually affects people between the ages of 12 and 35. The
    Government recognises that 12 young people each week die from SADS but
    it is believed that the true figure is around 16-19 people each week and
    could be higher as the condition is often misdiagnosed.

    Oliver's
    parents have set up the Oliver King Foundation to help raise awareness
    of the condition as it can be controlled and monitored if detected. The
    money raised by the Foundation will be used to raise awareness in
    communities. Raising awareness is of vital importance as young people
    with the condition do not usually show symptoms.
    Some
    of the money will be used to buy defibrillators to be placed in
    schools, local sports centres, etc. and to assist in providing staff
    with the relevant training. The money will also be used to have peoples‘
    hearts screened to check that they are
    healthy. The cost of an
    initial ECG is £35 per person. The Foundation will help people to pay
    this cost. There is a mobile unit which the Foundation will be bringing
    to Liverpool to have young people tested. If you would like to help us save lives by ensuring that every school in the UKIf you would like help to have defibrillators installed in your school then please contact us: theoliverkingfoundation@gmail.com
     

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