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A Silent Killer

Discussion in 'Secondary' 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 UK has defibrillators in place and that every young person over the age of 14 is screened then please sign our epetition: http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/29399 For further information check out the website: www.theoliverkingfoundation.co.uk You can also follow us on twitter @TheOKFoundationIf 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 UK has defibrillators in place and that every young person over the age of 14 is screened then please sign our epetition: http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/29399 For further information check out the website: www.theoliverkingfoundation.co.uk You can also follow us on twitter @TheOKFoundationIf you would like help to have defibrillators installed in your school then please contact us: theoliverkingfoundation@gmail.com
     
  3. Muttley_in_the_Midlands

    Muttley_in_the_Midlands New commenter

    Why don't you start a facebook group. My friend and her son have this condition and she also raises funds to put defibrillators in schools in our area.
     
  4. There is a community page. If you search The Oliver King Foundation on facebook you will find it.
    Can you pass the information above on to as many people as possible please. We have to get this information out to the general public.
    Thanks
     
  5. Could you ask your friend to get in touch with the foundation. They may be able to support each other .
    email address is: theoliverkingfoundation@gmail.com

     
  6. We need 100,000 signatures before the government is able to take any action. The aim is that people from 12-35 will be able to be tested against this silent killer using a simple ECG test. Please sign the e-petition using the link above. We need at least 275 signatures a day - every signature counts!

    Let us know how you are getting on.
     

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