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Eric A. Paredes • May 3, 1994–July 23, 2009
In July 2009, Eric was packing to go on a family vacation. His mother left the house for an appointment and his father came home for lunch 20 minutes later. He found Eric collapsed on the kitchen floor and started CPR, but it was too late. Eric’s life was lost to an undetected heart condition. He was a healthy, happy, outgoing, energetic young man who loved life, his family and his friends. He was passionate about making changes so that the world could be a better place. He wanted to be a police officer. Through youth heart screenings, placing AEDs, demonstrating CPR, implementing cardiac emergency response plans and advocating for new laws and better prevention protocol, we honor Eric’s legacy to protect young hearts.
Take a Youth Cardiac Risk Assessment
Be aware of the warning signs and family risk factors of a potential heart condition. Learn more.
Learn CPR & How To Use An AED
Be prepared for a cardiac emergency. You can double or triple the chance of survival. Learn more.
CIF Bylaw on SCAWe partnered with CIF to develop policies on SCA prevention in our student athletes. We work hand-in-hand to educate parents, students and coaches about warning signs and survival training. Learn more.
EP Sudden Cardiac Arrest Prevention Act
This state law requires K-12 school sponsored sports activities to follow new SCA prevention policies that include a signature form, coach training and removal from play protocol. Learn more.
Register To Volunteer
Non-medical volunteers must register for an upcoming screening. Medical volunteers are by invitation only (as we partner with area universities and hospitals) and take our online orientation. Learn more.
Thanks to Our Generous Community Partners
“I am certain had we not been informed through EP Save A Life, we would’ve never know about my heart defect.”
“I was shocked and scared that I had a heart abnormality, but within a week after my surgical procedure, I was back on the basketball court with no restrictions. The diagnosis has changed my life because I can be as active as I want to be, without fear of discomfort or worse.”
“The screening was on my birthday and I didn’t want to go! As it turned out, it likely saved my life and I am forever grateful.”