Lukey's Legacy
will no longer be saving goals on the ice
 but will be saving lives from above


Myocarditis is a disease marked by inflammation and damage of the heart muscle. Although the exact incidence of myocarditis is not known, it is estimated that several thousand patients per year are diagnosed in the United States. Myocarditis usually attacks otherwise healthy people. It is believed that 5 to 20% of all cases of sudden death in young adults are due to myocarditis. There are many causes of myocarditis, including viral infections, autoimmune diseases, environmental toxins, and adverse reactions to medications. The prognosis is variable but chronic heart failure is the major long term complication. Myocarditis and the associated disorder of idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy are the cause of approximately 45% of heart transplants in the United States.

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Steps towards awareness

Please sign our Petition to US Senate for Funding to Myocarditis Foundation for Research and Awareness

Assemblyman Kearns offers a resolution on the floor of the Assembly asking Governor Cuomo to proclaim November 16, 2012 Myocarditis Awareness Day in the state of New York

Passing of the NYS Senate Resolution presented by Senator Timothy Kennedy on 5/22 read at 26.56 

Press release by Senator Timothy Kennedy 

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 The Myocarditis Foundation has a system in place for advertising, reviewing and awarding grants and a world renowned group of myocarditis researchers who select the most qualified grants we award from the most prestigious medical institutions. The Myocarditis Foundation the only national or international nonprofit dedicated exclusively to research, education and support to victims and families of myocarditis with the goal of saving more lives from this disease as well as our IRS approved nonprofit status since 2005. No one else is doing it except at some individual institutions and we need your help.

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