FLINT — Thomas Smith was a student athlete with a promising future. His parents had no idea he suffered from Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy.
One day he went into sudden cardiac arrest and they lost him. Now the Smiths are on a mission to prevent all families from suffering the loss of a child by providing early detection and education for teenage heart ailments.
Together, with the help of Hurley Children’s Hospital, the family has been able to provide free heart screenings to more than 3,000 adolescents. This effort has played a role in discovering a significant number of previously undiagnosed heart related ailments, again, peace of mind at no cost to the families of the community.
It’s more than numbers, its children’s lives saved. Hurley Children’s Hospital is proud to team up with the Thomas Smith Memorial Foundation to provide a free Hurley Teen Heart Check.
The clinic will be held Nov. 10, from 9 a.m.–2 p.m., Hahn Intermediate School, 500 South Dayton St., Davison.
This free event is for teens ages 13 to 19. Pre-register to participate by calling 810-262-7123 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday- Friday. To get more information and to print a registration packet go to www.TommysHeart.org. — G.G.