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A Heart Attack Can Happen to You (even if healthy)

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We My SCAD and I: Nisha's Story
October 21, 2016

Still time to donate!  The Challenge ends Wed at 1:59pm (ET). Nisha was only 25 yrs young when she had her SCAD heart attack.  Here's her story.  See more

THE STORY:

Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection (SCAD) is an uncommon and poorly understood type of heart attack that can lead to cardiac arrest and death. It typically affects otherwise healthy young people, especially women. It’s the #1 cause of heart attack among NEW MOTHERS and women under the age of 50.  Most people with SCAD are YOUNG, HEALTHY, ACTIVE, and have NO FAMILY HISTORY of heart disease. Although less common, SCAD can affect MEN too.

Unlike most heart attacks where plaque builds up over a lifetime, SCAD typically happens without warning when a tear forms in a heart blood vessel.  This tear can slow or block blood flow, causing a heart attack.  SCAD can only be diagnosed by angiogram or in case of death, an autopsy.  With advances in medical technology and awareness, more individuals are surviving!  However, very little is known about SCAD and there is currently no known cause, no known cure, and no known long term prognosis.  SCAD can recur.  The biggest factor at this time between a survivor and a fatality of SCAD is the proximity to an equipped and educated emergency room and a skilled cardiologist at the time of occurrence. 

SCAD Research, an all-volunteer, grassroots organization formed in 2011, has raised and donated $260,000 to Mayo Clinic’s (Rochester, MN) groundbreaking SCAD Research Program.  SCAD Research, Inc is the primary supporter of the SCAD Research Program at Mayo Clinic.

Browse our site, read our stories, watch our videos, learn more about SCAD, and if you can, please consider giving. Help us in our search for answers.  Help us stop the heart break and kiss SCAD goodbye. 

$13,420

MONEY RAISED
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  • Chris Sabourin

    $25

  • Patricia Schultz

     

  • Patty Henning

    $25

  • Alexander Roe

    $50

  • Cathy Jones

     

  • Howard S

    $25

  • Janet Lane

    $100

  • Elizabeth Brown

    $25

  • Terry Hilger

    $50

  • Anna Siepmann

    $100

  • Donate To All Funds

    $1.33

  • Mike Morris

    $25

  • Michael and JeanMarie Minella

    $100

  • Gail Pennington

    $50

  • Dana

    $50

  • Sandy Hack

    $50

  • Alicia Fogarty

    $50

  • Chad Fry

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Ann Fry

    $50

  • Tuesday Hanavan

    $50

  • Kristy Parrill

     

  • Sherryn Hensley

    $50

  • Thermopro Inc

    $100

  • Jan

    $50

  • Teresa Blosser - Rainbow International

    $50

  • Tuesday Hanavan

    $50

  • Jamie Curtis

    $50

  • Jill McComsey

    $50

  • Fran Gould

    $50

  • Meghan Harrington-Patton

    $50

  • Tim

     

  • Ellen Robin

    $50

  • Denise Smith

    $50

  • Sherry Anderson Hensley

    $100

  • Howie & Deb

    $50

  • Nancy Spain

    $50

  • Carol Lehr

    $100

  • Robert Alico

    $50

  • Ray & Patti Davidson

    $100

  • Jim and Peggy McMahon

    $50

  • Betsy kinkead

     

  • Sara Johnson Bailey

    $25

  • Elizabeth McDonald

    $25

  • Almquist Family

    $50

  • Genevieve Genis Schaffer

    $25

  • The Certain family

    $25

  • Sarah Traverse

    $100

  • Kathy Kinkead

    $25

  • Hank

    $50

  • Jennifer and George Kinkead

    $200

  • The Foster Family

     

  • Kahlert Family

    $25

  • Walter Family

     

  • Shelley Barck - Rainbow International of Des Moines

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Beckie and Brent Anderson

    $100

  • Hannah Kuhn

    $25

  • Barbara McAvoy

    $50

  • S Coogan

    $25

  • Vivian Lesley

    $25

  • John and Libby Utter

    $100

  • Sandra Gerhartz-Wolf

    $25

  • john utter

    $100

  • Watts

     

  • Pat Carlos

    $100

  • Stephanie Simpson

    $50

  • Your loving Family-Cleary's, Such's, Brooks' and Allie

    $5,000

  • Kirk and Elizabeth Emmert

    $100

  • The Lunke Family

    $50

  • Kathy Almassy

    $20

  • James and Missy Scarborough

    $100

  • Katy Sanderson

     

  • Tina

    $25

  • Lorie Cook

    $25

  • Karl and Jiffie Hart

    $250

  • Hatlestad

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Kurt and Tricia Breiwitz

    $25

  • Karen Staebell

    $100

  • Firth Family

    $50

  • Dave & Deb McGarry

    $100

  • Connie Fry

    $25

  • Carol & Pete Zich

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $120

  • Maria

     

  • Nancy Spain

    $25

  • Christy(PCFP Soup Fundraiser)

    $191

  • Stella Silver

     

  • NGF

    $84

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Lynn

    $25

  • Bonus Challenge #6 Part 2 Winner

    $100

  • Bonus Challenge #6 Part 1 Winner

    $20

  • Sherryn Hensley

    $13

  • Kristina Armstrong

    $15

  • Luisa Di Girolamo

    $50

  • Lisa Kaiser

    $50

  • Renee LeBlanc

     

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The Team: $13,420 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Cassi Such

Amount Raised

$5,025

 

503% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

SCAD RESEARCH INC

Amount Raised

$1,867

Fundraiser Title

Betsy kinkead

Amount Raised

$1,725

Fundraiser Title

Tuesday Hanavan

Amount Raised

$1,375

Fundraiser Title

Teresa Roe

Amount Raised

$1,025

Fundraiser Title

Sherryn Hensley

Amount Raised

$513

 

103% Raised of $500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Theresa Ihl

Amount Raised

$325

Fundraiser Title

Ann Fry

Amount Raised

$300

Donor Comments

Renee LeBlanc

Renee LeBlanc

1 year ago

Lisa Kaiser

Lisa Kaiser

DONATION: $50

1 year ago

Luisa Di Girolamo

Luisa Di Girolamo

DONATION: $50

1 year ago

Kristina Armstrong

Kristina Armstrong

DONATION: $15

1 year ago

Sherryn Hensley

Sherryn Hensley

DONATION: $13

Peaceful Heart Book Proceeds 1 year ago

Bonus Challenge #6 Part 1 Winner

Bonus Challenge #6 Part 1 Winner

DONATION: $20

1 year ago

Bonus Challenge #6 Part 2 Winner

Bonus Challenge #6 Part 2 Winner

DONATION: $100

1 year ago

Lynn

Lynn

DONATION: $25

1 year ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

NGF

NGF

DONATION: $84

2 years ago