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.

New Rainbows

By: Stephanie | May 29, 2014

With the school year coming to a close and with the conclusion of my participation in Leadership Palo Alto, I am now more confident than ever, that everyone who has a dream or might be inspired to try something big should jump in, take that leap of faith and believe they can make a difference.  Really.  I know it never seems that simple and the first step can be the scariest - but I'm proof that with a fresh idea - good things can happen.  

I'd like to reflect that I feel really fortunate to have been part of the Leadership Palo Alto 'crew' this time around.  I've grown both on a personal and professional level. The work we've done collectively has helped define and align some of my perspectives, my values and beliefs.  And I'm bringing those with me to share with our Racing Hearts team.  Everyday I'm trying to live my most authentic life with an increased inner voice. More and more I'm challenging myself to be compassionate and honest all while stepping outside of my comfort zone - knowing that there's huge rewards and feel-good moments and lots of amazing rainbows when I do.  

"Try to be a rainbow in someone's cloud." - Maya Angelou, Letter to My Daughter