In its most recent publication, the Sacramento Bee featured Angels For Hearts, a non-profit founded in 2008 by Kimberly Kaufman. Interestingly, one of her goals was to help pediatric patients diagnosed with heart failure enjoy the game of golf. Undoubtedly, her own diagnosis inspired Kaufman’s mission at the age of thirty. Subsequently, on December 3, 2022, Angels for Hearts hosted a golf clinic in partnership with the Morton Golf Foundation at the Haggin Oaks Golf Complex. Take a look at an excerpt from the article in The Sacramento Bee’s “Book of Dreams: Help young heart patients find a new course, open the door to golf”. Click the links at the bottom of the excerpt to read the full article.
“For a group of kids with heart conditions, golf is a life saver. Joseph Castillo, a 16-year-old junior at Mira Loma High School, can attest to that. He played soccer for a long time. He was fast and quick; a solid midfielder, playing at the elite level. A few months ago, he was even invited to tour Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Md., which has a competitive soccer program.
But on Sept. 1, his soccer career came to a screeching halt. He was told he had a heart condition that made continuing to play extremely risky. He learned of the condition by accident. He had a CT scan to see why he was having severe headaches. Something more serious popped up: he had a rare heart condition.”
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