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Review for Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation, Wexford, PA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

"To save one life is as if to save the world." ~ The Talmud

Many families come to the Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) Foundation searching for education about SCA because they have lost a family member or friend to this condition. The loss is without warning ("sudden") and can strike any person at any age at any time with never a previous hint of heart disease. Sadly, not as many members of the general population are as aware of Sudden Cardiac Arrest as needs to be.

I have been affiliated with the SCA Foundation for the past 10 years. It is an organization that has done a remarkable job of raising awareness and saving lives. Whether you a Survivor of SCA or have suffered the loss of a loved one because of SCA - there is a place for you at the SCA Foundation.

If you are a Survivor of Sudden Cardiac Arrest - please visit the SCA Foundation website at: http://www.sca-aware.org/ and click on the "Survivor Network" box.

You will learn about the Survivor Network that "gives sudden cardiac arrest survivors an opportunity to find others who have been through similar life-changing events, share their experiences, and help one another during the healing process."

You will find a community of caring individuals in the Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) Foundation that go out of their way to assist Survivors and their families in better understanding what SCA is and what it means to be a Survivor!

What abou those that have lost a family member or friend to this condition? You are welcomed and embraced here! Visit us online at: http://www.sca-aware.org/ Join us in our mission.

Ultimately, we envision a day when survival from sudden cardiac arrest is the norm, rather than the exception. The SCA Foundation is a great resource for education, prevention and support. How can you help?

It’s important for laypersons to undergo training in CPR and AED use because emergency personnel cannot always get to the victim’s side quickly enough. If you haven't taken a CPR-AED course it's a good idea to spend some time learning these fundamental lifesaving skills.

One of the most common reasons SCA victims do not survive is that bystanders hesitate to call 9-1-1, start CPR and use AEDs right away. If you want to save a life, get involved. Your actions can only help.

"To save one life is as if to save the world." ~ The Talmud

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

Encourage everyone to consider donating to the SCA Foundation. This group needs funding to continue the good work they have begun. Please consider a donation in memory of a loved one, a donation because you have survived, or a donation to order that you too could one day say "I have helped to save a life!"

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

Role:  Volunteer
mary.newman (Nonprofit Staff) wrote:

Thank you for these wonderful remarks and for all your volunteer help over the years.