Hi everyone, Bill Layton here. I am writing this letter to all of our friends in Colorado and Wyoming and across the globe, to invite you to our annual Oktoberfest, to help raise money and awareness for the Sudden Arrhythmia Death Syndromes (SADS) Foundation every September on the third Saturday from 4PM -11 PM at Bill & Sally Layton’s backyard 3225 Brenner Place Colorado Springs, CO 80917
Why we do it? In 1994, while visiting Disneyland, my wife Sally collapsed and for the next 28 minutes she was without her own working heart and lungs. I called 9-11 and managed to give her CPR for the next 17 minutes until the paramedics arrived and transported her to the ER. All the while, our two young daughters had to watch the whole event unfold in front of them. At the ER, the doctors were able to get her heart restarted in the 28th minute. Sally remained in a coma for the next 3 days. They said she wouldn’t make it through the night and gave her a 10% chance of surviving. We almost lost her 3 more times that first night, but she kept hanging on. She was transferred to UC Irvine and had a cardiac defibrillator implanted. Five weeks later she finally went home.
Sally has spent years undergoing therapy for her brain injury (due to lack of oxygen during her collapse).Sally has “Long QT Syndrome”. Ever since this tragic event unfolded, we have become involved with the SADS Foundation doing any and everything we can to help.
Last year we raised over $9,000.00. This year we are hoping to raise $10,000.00. Please join us, and if you’re not able to, please consider a gift to the SADS Foundation. Every dollar raised is spent to support families, raise awareness, educate physicians, and ultimately – save lives. Your generous support is greatly appreciated. Bill Layton
If you are unable to attend but would like to donate, please make checks payable to: SADS Foundation 508 East South Temple, Suite 202 Salt Lake City, UT 84101
Or you can make a donation online via this page, just click the “donate now” button.
YOU MAKE OUR IMPORTANT WORK POSSIBLE- THANK-YOU