Ross was a wonderful husband and father. But sudden cardiac death took him without warning. He was just 47.
Ross was incredibly fit, and he loved to exercise and play sport.
Regular health checks were a necessity for his job as a professional pilot and he had none of the risk factors or physical symptoms associated with cardiac death.
Ross’ wife Penny describes the day that Ross was tragically taken from his family.
“Ross went to his office to answer a few emails and after a while, he came into our bedroom and sat on the edge of the bed. Looking at me, he said, “I don’t feel well”, and instantly, he just collapsed.”
“In the blink of an eye, my beautiful husband was gone. He was just 47 when he died. I didn’t even get the chance to say a proper goodbye.”
Every day another three people under the age of 50 will die from sudden cardiac death. It can happen to healthy men or women, from all walks of life, and with no symptoms of heart disease.
We need your help to stop this!
The Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute is conducting groundbreaking research to prevent sudden cardiac death in the community, but they need your urgent support.
Your generous gift today can help in three important ways:
- You can help our researchers analyse vital clinical data from victims of sudden cardiac death
- You can help our researchers conduct DNA testing to pinpoint genetic abnormalities that may cause sudden cardiac death
- You can help give hope to thousands of Australian families by helping our researchers to discover new treatments to prevent unexplained sudden cardiac in those at risk.
Your actions have the power to spare thousands of young lives from being tragically lost, and provide comfort and closure to grief-stricken families.
Please make a tax-deductible gift today, and give all Australians the opportunity for a brighter, healthier and happier future.