On September 9, 2012, Spencer Best, an otherwise healthy 16 year old, went to a basketball workout in his high school gym. 30 minutes later, he collapsed…his heart stopped working. His coach and a nearby adult began the "chain of survival" by calling 911 and starting CPR. An AED arrived and delivered a shock to Spencer's heart nearly 8 minutes later.
Because of the actions of adult bystanders, his coach, and medical first responders, Spencer was able to survive his Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA), and have another chance at life. As a result, Spencer’s HeartStrong Foundation was formed.
We are a nonprofit organization focused on ending avoidable death in children and young adults who suffer from Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA). We focus our efforts through:
Whether you help through monetary donations, volunteering your time, or spreading our mission through word-of-mouth, thank you. We couldn't accomplish our goals without the help of supporters like you.
Quinn Driscoll Foundation
Nick of Time Foundation
PeaceHealth St. John's Medical Center