Myocarditis is a little known, but devastating disease that took the life of 19 year old Bethany resident Tyler Rosenberg on May 21, 2014. Myocarditis is a relatively rare disease that attacks otherwise healthy people and is felt to be responsible for up to 20% of all cases of sudden death in young adults. It can be caused by a viral or bacterial infection, autoimmune diseases, environmental toxins and reactions to medication. Survivors are sometimes left with damaged hearts, a lifetime risk of relapse, or are even in need a heart transplant.
On June 20, 2015 we are having a fund-raising walk at The Bethany Veterans Memorial Park, 265 Beacon Road, Bethany, CT at 10 AM sharp, event day registration starts at 9. We wish to remember Tyler, to educate, create awareness, and raise money for the Myocarditis Foundation. The foundation is tasked with distributing accurate information to medical professionals, patients and their families. The Foundation hopes to further the scientific advancement of both the diagnosis and treatment of the disease with the goal of saving more lives. The Foundation is small and in need of your support, and is the only organization in the world that is pursuing the above goals. We ask for your support!
For more information see: Tyler’s 5K Walk For Myocarditis Facebook page, the Tyler’s Walk page, and www.myocarditisfoundation.org. Please join us in remembering Tyler, and in raising money to support awareness of this silent and deadly disease.