I was working on a bone and joint blog–my area of expertise–when I saw Sara Cornell’s story on 1010ParkPlace about her heart attack. So, I put on my generalist cap, and more importantly my mommy cap, and remembered that this month is the 10 year anniversary of my son’s sudden cardiac arrest on a football field in College Station, Texas. There was nothing we could have done to prevent it, just as there was nothing Sara could have done to prevent her heart attack. Fortunately Sara didn’t go into sudden cardiac arrest (SCA), a deadly situation in which the heart stops pumping blood.
But that’s exactly what happened to my son.