Steve and his son Mason from a night in the hospital

Hello.  My name is Mason Inman. I am 12.  On March 18th, 2019 while attending school, I collapsed walking the track.  I came through they tell me after about 3 minutes.  I was taken to hospital by ambulance with my father.  I was then sent to Randalls Children hospital in Portland Oregon.  Upon further testing I was diagnosed with a heart condition called LQTS.  Long QT Syndrome.  My doctor  Marc D Le Gras at Pediatric Cardiology has helped me understand my condition. He has me on Beta Blockers called Nadolol.  I was a very active kid.  I love sports, especially basketball.  It has been almost a year and I am finally hoping this next checkup and can get back on the court with my teammates.  I was not able to try out for my middle school this year and that was very hard for me.  My fingers are crossed that I will not have any more attacks and have been lucky that was the only one for me. 

Hello. I am Masons father Steve.  Mason has not really talked much about his condition and feels embarrassed about it when I mention it or bring it up.  It is getting a little better over time. I feel this has been harder on me than him.  I feel awful about his sports.  I have been his coach on the team for last 7 years.  Some of his friends on the team have even quit since mason is not participating.  One good thing about this is that I have talked with his team, the gym, and even his school to bring awareness about LQTS.  A local foundation called Quinn Driscoll Foundation puts on or supports a free screening for heart conditions here in Vancouver Washington at the local hospital.  When this happened the first night in hospital I researched everything that I could and I found SADS.  When I went to see his cardiologist he suggested you guys to me and he was very impressed that I already knew who you were.  I have enjoyed following some of your articles and seeing that life does go on and reading stories of others.  I want to express how lucky I am that my son survived and I feel for the families who aren’t so fortunate.  All I ask is to keep spreading the word to get screened and hopefully it will save someone else life.