Letter: Foundation’s work is saving lives



Thank you to Quinn Driscoll Foundation for donating automatic external defibrillators to local schools, one of which recently saved the life of a teenage girl at Evergreen High School. The Columbian reported the story on Feb. 14 “Student revived following collapse.” The foundation, named for an outstanding young man who tragically lost his life at the age of 13, does a great job of promoting the screening of young people for possible heart disease and making defibrillators available in schools. (Driscoll died in 2009 after suffering cardiac arrest while running on the track during gym class.) My grandson was part of the testing by this foundation and found to have a slight heart condition. The foundation is nonprofit and all donations help screen and protect our youth.

Duane Burckhard