Our Ambassadors

Racing Hearts is thrilled to celebrate key communtiy members whom have either experienced a Sudden Cardiac Arrest (aka Survivors) and/or whom are passionate about living actively for heart disease! 

Growing up, I was a competitive swimmer and healthy athlete.  It was a dream to become an Olympian swimmer.  Unfortunately, it all came crashing down six months after I turned 12. I started getting more and more tired during swim... Read more....

When I was 20 months old I was diagnosed with leukemia.  After receiving chemotherapy and radiation treatment I remained medically healthy throughout my school years and became a firefighter/EMT for 16 years! In January 2011, I... Read more....

March 26th, 2016, started out as a Saturday that would sound familiar to many fathers.  I brought my 6 year-old son to his little league game in the morning, our family visited friends of ours in the afternoon to dye eggs for Easter... Read more....

Leilani, now age twenty - six, was an incredibly active kid.  She grew up playing over ten sports and participating in a plethora of outdoor activities throughout the Peninsula Bay Area.  One day while jogging on the treadmill Leilani... Read more....

"I was a student athlete at San Jose's East Side Union High School.  One day while running on the track I collapsed and experienced a cardiac arrest.  My high school did not have an AED, but luckily there was a fire station... Read more....

When Carlo C. was 9 he fell unconscious at a remote YMCA's Camp Arroyo in Livermore and needed a shock from an automated external defibrillator to revive him.  He doesn't remember while dangling from a climbing rope on a school... Read more....

Alex and his mom were spending family time at their local San Jose children's park when Alex collapsed on the slide's platform and stopped breathing. With the quick response from his mother and ultimatedly with the firefighters' and paramedics'... Read more....

Lunch recess started out just like any other day for Sofia; with a game of tag.  But April 18, would forever change her life shortly after she told friends that she "felt weird" and suddenly collapsed on the ground next to the play structure... Read more....