The Bailey’s Heart and Soul Foundation was established in June 2021 following the untimely death of Bailey Bullock, a vibrant and talented 16-year-old who attended John Carroll High School. Motivation to start the Bailey’s Heart and Soul Foundation stemmed from Bailey’s character. He was a person of few words; he was quiet but IMPACTFUL. Bailey allowed his work both on the field and academia to speak for itself. He had dreams of one-day playing professional football as a wide receiver.
Our mission is to bring awareness of Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) to high school communities, provide education and the necessary tools to respond to life-threatening cardiac medical emergencies, and enhance those events’ outcomes.
We are commited to saving that one life that would make a difference to a mother, father, brother, sister or friend.
What Brought Us Here
Bailey died suddenly of cardiac arrest after an organized track and field event on May 12th, 2021. Bailey was an avid athlete who played football, basketball, and ran track. Bailey’s premature death motivated us to develop an organization to give knowledge to our community on how to respond to cardiac emergencies.
Bailey was diagnosed with Wolf Parkinson’s White Syndrome (WPW) at an early age. Our goal is to bring awareness to WPW as this syndrome can cause cardiac arrhythmias and sudden death.
Wolf Parkinson’s White Syndrome (WPW) is a condition in which an extra electrical pathway in the heart causes a rapid heartbeat. The extra electrical pathway in WPW appears between the heart’s upper and lower chambers which causes a rapid heartbeat. WPW syndrome is usually present at birth. Some common symptoms of WPW syndrome include palpitation, dizziness, shortness of breath, fatigue, anxiety, chest pain, difficulty breathing, and or fainting
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Bailey’s Heart and Soul Foundation will recommend a more in-depth pre-participation examination that encompasses techniques that will minimize the risk of missing underlying cardiac disease that could potentially be fatal if that child participates in vigorous sports activities.
Our goal is to make training available to all who are instrumental in monitoring and training these up-and-coming athletes in order to maximize their safety during these times of practice and promise.
Our goal is to create scholarships for young up-and-coming athletic students who show promise in their chosen sport.