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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Children & Youth, Education, Health, Health Support, Public & Societal Benefit, Youth Development

Mission: To make parents, students, school boards and state officials aware of the risks of undetected heart defects which can cause injury or death while playing sports and to change regulations that are in place to make it safer for school athletics.

Programs: To make parents, students, school boards and state officials aware of the risks of undetected heart defects which can cause injury or death while playing sports and to change regulations that are in place to make it safer for school athletics.

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2 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

KEN Heart Foundation

Client Served

Rating: 5

I recently found an article on Facebook that talked about your son. My sister lived across from Geneva high school at the time. I grew up in Kingsville but was visiting with my sister (At the time I was living in Cincinnati and was a trauma nurse at an intercity hospital.)

We were leaving to go somewhere when I looked across the street and saw what looked like two people doing CPR. They were doing it so perfectly that my first thought was that they were having a drill of some sort. When I realized it was not a drill, I ran across the street to help the coaches and I too helped try to revive your son.

I am a mom of four boys myself so I thought you would want to know how hard those coaches and myself tried. They really were doing everything right and they were devastated. That was the only moment as a nurse I felt afraid and helpless.

I am do happy and proud that you have gone on to do great things in the name if your son.


I hope I have not upset you by contacting you. I had called the hospital later that day to find out the status, though as a nurse I was pretty sure I already knew the answer. I was terribly saddened to find that he had passed.

So as a mom, thank you for maybe making a difference in someone's life,

Kristy Dubsky
Strongsville, OH

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Client Served

Rating: 5

This is a wonderful organization that helps save lives from sudden cardiac death. If you have time, please volunteer or donate. Linette Derminer the President and Founder has taught hundreds of other grassroot organizations, like myself, how to start a non profit, should you start one. She had the insight to see that sudden cardiac arrest in kids is not a rare occurence and have saved many lives. She is a great person to know and you will be blessed for meeting her and getting to know Ken Heart Foundation