Craig Cunningham's All Heart Foundation
Craig Cunningham Continues to Inspire With His New Foundation
Cunningham is known as a true leader, with many different hockey players and other athletes looking up to him. After his cardiac arrest, many members of his physical family, and his hockey family, stood watch, waiting for news on his condition. Due to the innovation and bravery of cutting edge cardiothoracic surgeon, Dr. Zain Khalpey, Craig was able to survive and he fought back for his life, using the same fighting spirit that always inspired his teammates.
After battling with his rehab and recovering, Cunningham lost one of his legs, and fought back to get onto the ice. Though he is no longer playing professional hockey, he was offered a position as a professional scout with the Arizona Coyotes. This position gives him the opportunity to remain involved in the sport he loves and to continue touching lives with his brave and inspirational spirit.
Some of the projects All Heart is involved with is screening people for heart risks using fingerstick blood tests, pairing it with EKG testing, smartwatch date, static EKG testing and echocardiographic information. By testing athletes with this screening, they will know if they are at risk for sudden cardiac arrest, and can take steps to try and prevent it. The foundation is also helping to develop an app called RhythmCor, which will track the user’s heart rates to see if there is any irregularity that could predict dangers that could cause sudden cardiac death. Finally, another important project that Cunningham and his foundation are working on is a program in collaboration with Verizon Wireless and Zipline that will deliver medications and AEDs to underserved individuals.
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