The Strive for Life Foundation’s goals are to promote the health and wellness of today’s youth through proven programs.
“To promote the health and wellness of youth through education, health screenings, and preventative services”
HOW MANY FAMILIES MUST SUFFER?
Sudden Cardiac Arrest does not discriminate by age, race or gender. It is estimated to kill over 400,000 people each year and is the second leading cause of death in adolescents and youth, estimated at 70 per week in the United States.
Early detection is crucial for survival.
Strive for Life understands youth are not adequately screened for heart conditions. Most who suffer SCA have an undetected heart condition. Frequently, the warning signs and symptoms in youth are masked or misdiagnosed. Statistics show proper screening tests are the best way to determine who is at risk for SCA and will usually uncover youth with a heart abnormality or concern.
Strive for Life Foundation currently sponsors heart screenings for our youth. These screenings feature testing that typically cost up to $2,000 when done in a doctor’s office. Unfortunately, insurance will not pay for these tests due to no known underlying health issues. Strive for Life Foundation sponsored testing is performed through special arrangements and includes blood pressure, 12-lead electrocardiogram (EKG), and focused echocardiogram (heart imaging) followed by a comprehensive report from staff cardiologists. Testing is always provided on a first-come, first-serve basis.
“I wanted to send a note about my daughter Grace. She had open heart surgery to fix a half dollar size hole in her heart at Children's Mercy. Every surgeon and cardiologist we talked to said she would have needed a transplant in 4 to 5 years because of the damage being done to her heart by the hole. Your test saved her life and we are forever grateful. We will be advocates of this testing continuing. If there is anything we can do to help, please let us know.”
Angie - Relieved Parent
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