On May 20, 2005 Travis collapsed at his middle school. He had suffered a Sudden Cardiac Arrest caused by a previously undiagnosed heart condition. He was taken to Children's Hospital in San Diego by helicopter. Travis spent four weeks in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. An MRI revealed massive brain cell death - Travis had gone 23 minutes without circulation. He was blind, he was completely paralyzed, he could not speak and he could not chew or swallow. Travis died a week later on June 25, 2005. He was 14 years old. The Travis R. Roy Sudden Cardiac Arrest Fund was created in memory of Travis. Our motto reflects our mission "Raising awareness so others may survive".
Our mission is to raise public awareness about Sudden Cardiac Arrest; to encourage at-risk 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 AED's in California public schools and facilities.
If you want to make a difference and protect the lives of school children, this is the option you are seeking.