New Found Gratitude

By: Stephanie | Mar 25, 2015

My new favorite playlist (thank you Spotify) is called 'Get Better Mom'. I have both my children to thank for the 3 1/2 hours of pure music joy that filled my ears when I was at Stanford Hospital on Friday, January 25th.  To my medical team who looked after me during my surgery, you seemed to have made what could have been a complicated procedure a snap.  

And after 7 years of living without an internal defibrillator - I can share with those of you who might not know I am once again living with a new internal life-saving device.  I'm one of the fortunate, this I know.  And luckier still that I get to live an active life - in fact I was back running a 5K at post op week 6! 

I'm amazed at how fast the last two months have flown by.  Thank you to my family and friends (Racing Hearts and Palo Alto community) I'm excited to know that I will have many more years to continue to grow, learn, and give back to my community.  


By: Stephanie | Dec 04, 2014

Racing Hearts recently learned from the Palo Alto Fire Chief that out of the 52 community AEDs placed this past year, they were deployed nine times (9x) during cardiac emergencies!  It is quite amazing knowing that AEDs which we advocated for have already saved lives. I can only imagine the impact of placing them in every city's high risk locations!!!

Still loving it

By: Stephanie | Sep 18, 2014

During a recent presentation I gave to the Health and Safety Commission from the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors, I came away feeling really excited about what we're doing here.  It's been 2 years since we launched Racing Hearts and every time I get the chance to speak about our mission, it never gets old to see individuals and the audience get inspired around us.  

Every conversation moves the needle in securing funding or action around seeing more AEDs everywhere.  I keep thinking this AED thing could go really big, here locally, throughout California, and beyond.  Anything can happen.  All things are possible.