TRAVIS R ROY SUDDEN CARDIAC ARREST FUND

Rating: 5 stars   8 reviews

Issues: Disaster Aid, Health

Location: 42245 Via De Los Fideos % Robert Joseph Roy Temecula CA 92590 USA

Mission: Our mission is to raise public awareness about Sudden Cardiac Arrest; to encourage people to have heart screenings; to protect kids from Sudden Cardiac Arrest and death by encouraging people to learn CPR and by raising funds for the placement of Automated External Defibrillators (AED's) in California schools and public facilities.

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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

I met Bob a long time ago and know his story. His tireless work to raise awareness to a very real and growing problem in our schools and public places has enabled various organizations to purchase these life saving devices, which otherwise would be inaccessible. Out of the tragic loss of a cherished child came this life saving organization. Please donate if you can and help the Travis R Roy Sudden Cardiac Arrest Fund save more lives.

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I met Bob Roy several years ago after the death of my 14 year old daughter, due to sudden cardiac arrest. I felt the need to reach out to parents who had also suffered the loss of their child to sudden cardiac arrest. I read about The Travis R. Roy Sudden Cardiac Arrest Fund and contacted Bob.

Since then, we have become very good friends and have worked together on several projects.

Bob has worked tirelessly to raise sudden cardiac arrest awareness and the need for AEDs in all schools. Bob is dedicated to promoting solutions to prevent Sudden Cardiac Arrest in our youth.

Thank you, Bob for the wonderful work you are doing to help us Keep Young Hearts Beating.

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Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

Rating: 5 stars  

The Travis R. Roy Sudden Cardiac Arrest Fund is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to ensure the placement of Automatic External Defibrillators (AEDs) in every school and school district throughout the nation. The Fund's founders are our neighbors, Bob and Diana Roy, loving parents who tragically lost their 14 year old son, Travis, to Sudden Cardiac Arrest. The Roys are determined to do whatever they can to make certain no more kids die at school because of the unavailability of an AED. Their efforts have been amazing, and they have persuaded numerous school districts in California to include AEDs in their budgets. And while they have been successful, there is a great deal more ground to cover to ensure that all schools have these life-saving machines, which is why I am writing this review. THIS FUND IS WORTHY OF YOUR DONATION, large or small. All of the monies the Fund receives goes toward the purchase of AEDs which are then donated, often in person, to schools in memory of their son. We have known the Roys a long time, and they are honest, hard-working, unassuming folks who give so generously of themselves, their knowledge and their time as they work to honor Travis through this endeavor. If you donate to their Fund, you can rest assured that every penny will go toward AED purchases for schools. It is impossible to sufficiently express how worthwhile this nonprofit truly is. There are many good causes in the world: we think this one is the BEST.

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I can't imagine how it could be improved except to wish that our family had millions of dollars to donate to the Travis R. Roy Sudden Cardiac Arrest Fund. That way, they could grow and expand, and be able to bring not only AEDs to every school, but also AED and CPR Education to students, faculty and parents. What could be more worthwhile than saving a life?

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2013

Rating: 5 stars  

The Travis R. roy Sudden Cardiac Arrest Fund is an excellent program. Unfortunately it is a result of the death of Travis R. Roy, a young 8th grader who dies of SCA while at school. His school was NOT equipped with an Automatic External Defibrillator, which may have saved his life.
Now, in his memory, his parents have set up this fund to raise awaremenss, and monies, to donate AED to local schools, so no other family has to experience the grief of losing a child to SCA.

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Very Well

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Life-changing

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

As a pediatrician, educator and CPR instructor I consider the Travis R. Roy Sudden Cardiac Arrest Fund to be a major factor in bringing awareness of sudden cardiac arrest in children to the public. Further, with their successful program in providing AEDs to schools they have lowered the risk of sudden death not only to children but to the adult faculty and staff as well as adult visitors to schools.

Philip J. Goscienski, M.D., FAAP
Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, Retired


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Life-changing

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

Rating: 5 stars  

I've known Bob Roy the founder for many years and his dedication to the Travis Roy Fund in honor of his son who passed away unexpectedly at a young age. I also met Travis who had a disability similar to my daughter and as such Bob is no stranger to non-profits. I've no doubt that the money donated is spent wisely and judiciously to prevent sudden cardiac arrest in children.

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

Rating: 5 stars  

The Travis Fund fills a niche in the need for AED placement namely, the school system. Many if not most of the deaths among young athetes and children with undiagnosed heart defects are preventable with defibrillation. The dedication, perseverance and effectivenss of the founders of the Travis fund are worthy of support. Philip J. Goscienski, M.D., FAAP, CPR Instructor, American Red Cross

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Very Well

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Life-changing

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

8 people found this review helpful

Although Oak Grove Center for Education Treatment & the Arts serves 160 children and youth on a school day, and 76 live on campus in our residential programs, we did not have an AED. Thanks to the generosity and vision of Bob Roy, founder of the Travis Roy Sudden Cardiac Arrest Fund, this need was beautifully supplied. Many individuals would have been so completely grief stricken with the magnitude of their loss yet the Roy family are true heroes in that they wanted to prevent other children from suffering from sudden cardiac arrest. Through their vision, compassion and leadership many other schools including Oak Grove have been equipped with automatic defibrillators. We are very grateful for their leadership, the impact they are making in our community and the magnificent manner in which they honor their son's legacy. I wholeheartedly recommend this nonprofit as a great organization to support. Thank you for literally saving lives! Tammy Wilson, CEO

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

their giving, outreach, community organization, ability to educate and help ensure the safety of children.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

help them promote the great work they are doing!

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

I have enjoyed meeting Bob Roy, being educated about how preventable sudden cardiac arrest is IF a school has an automatic defibrillator and has staff trained to effectively intervene as well as experiencing Bob's generosity and vision first hand!

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

wonderful, compassionate, visionary and truly dedicated to the health, safety, and well being of the children and youth in our community

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

equip even more schools with defibrillators, training, early intervention.

Ways to make it better...

My experience was wonderful and would only have been better had I known about the Foundation sooner.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

being able to publicize what they do, who they serve and the roots of their foundation to a larger audience

One thing I'd also say is that...

Bob Roy and is family are inspirational leaders, we are fortunate to have them in our community. Thank you for making a difference and starting a legacy!

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

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