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.