21 LIVES HAVE POTENTIALLY BEEN SAVED
The CRY Wolverhampton Team over the weekend checked over 200 young peoples heart’s with 21 people being referred to specialists.
Young people are being screened at The Way Youth Zone in Wolverhampton on Saturday 18th February and Sunday 19th February for heart defects thanks to the Nagra family and CRY (Cardiac Risk in the Young).
Last year, over 200 young people had their hearts checked by the CRY team and they actually referred some young people to their doctors for further check ups. The Nagra family, with the help of friends and volunteers, have organised charity events (including dinners, dances, bike challenges in Tibet, half marathons, skydives and swimathons) to raise enough funds to host FREE heart screenings in Wolverhampton.
When the Nagra family lost their beloved son, Pardeep Nagra, on 12th April 2008 at the age of 26 years old to Sudden Cardiac Death they decided to prevent other families having to go through such sadness. Pardeep was a fit healthy young man who played hockey and held a full time job. The CRY (Cardiac Risk in the Young) team will screen young adults between the ages of 14 -35 years old for any heart defects on Saturday and Sunday at The Way Youth Zone. It is a simple, painless procedure. Results of tests are discussed with each young adult on the day and, if any heart defects are picked up, the young adult will be referred to specialist for further investigations.
Rasham Nagra, Pardeep’s mother, said: “Last year at a similar event, several heart defects were detected. The aim to is to prevent another family from having a tragic loss and detect issues early on. Even if one life is saved it will all be worth it.“