In January of 2012, our lives changed forever when our 3-year-old daughter, Morgan, suffered a sudden cardiac arrest at Lambeau Field, as a result of a rare genetic heart disorder. Thanks to our CPR training and a nearby AED, we were able to bring our little girl back to life, and we quickly realized how precious life truly is.
Over the next year, as we searched for the cause of her arrest, we learned of many children who did not have the same great outcome, because they did not have immediate access to an AED.
To help prevent future catastrophes for other children and their families, in 2013 our family created the Celebrate Life Foundation, not only to celebrate the anniversary of our daughter’s “rebirth”, but also to raise money for Project ADAM and Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. Since then, our now yearly celebration has raised tens of thousands of dollars to help establish and support CPR and AED programs in our local schools.
Frain Family Chiropractic Helps Local Schools Achieve “Heart Safe Schools” Designation Through Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin
February 25, 2018 – Drs. Patrick and Susan Frain, along with representatives from Project ADAM of Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, presented Notre Dame of De Pere Elementary and Middle Schools, with their Heart Safe Schools Designation.
The Heart Safe School initiative is designed to help schools develop, or enhance, a comprehensive CPR/AED program. The goal is to ensure that schools have the training and equipment necessary to successfully respond to a sudden cardiac arrest on campus. The goal of the Frain Family Celebrate Life Foundation, is to raise enough money to allow Green Bay Area schools, like Notre Dame of De Pere, to achieve Heart Safe Schools designation, at no cost to the school.
Dr. Susan Frain Visits Madison to Discuss “CPR in Schools” Bill
2016 – Dr. Susan Frain spent the day at the Wisconsin State Capitol, sharing the importance of CPR training with local state representatives. The bill, which was ultimately signed into law by Governor Walker on April 26, 2016, requires CPR to be taught in health class to students in middle school or high school, in order to graduate. According to the American Heart Association, 26 other states already have this requirement.
Each year, more than 350,000 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests occur in the United States. Nearly 90% of people who suffer out-of-hospital cardiac arrest will die because they do not get the immediate help they need. CPR performed within the first few minutes of a sudden cardiac arrest, can triple a person’s chance at survival.
Dr. Susan Frain is Guest Speaker at American Heart Association’s “Go Red For Women” Luncheon
May 14, 2014 – Dr. Susan Frain was a guest speaker at this year’s Go Red For Women Luncheon. The luncheon, hosted throughout the country by the American Heart Association every year, raises awareness on the importance of heart health for women. Their mission is to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.
This year’s luncheon focused on the importance of learning hands-only CPR. Dr. Frain was asked to be one of two guest speakers, to recount her daughter’s story of surviving a cardiac arrest at only 3 years of age. Dr. Frain was interviewed by Michelle Melby of Fox 11 News and credited the American Heart Association for helping to save her daughter’s life by educating the public in performing CPR on people of all ages.
Frain Family Awarded the American Heart Association “Hero of Accountability” Award at the 2014 Heart Heroes Ball
The American Heart Association Honored the Frain Family at this year’s Heart Heroes Ball for their daughter’s story of survival after suffering a cardiac arrest at the age of 3. This award is given to an individual who successfully managers his/her cardiovascular health according to AHA recommendations and inspires others to take steps to prevent cardiovascular diseases in their lives. This person does not have to be a heart or stroke survivor.
The Frain Family was chosen because of their efforts to manage their daughter’s heart condition in a natural way. Drs. Frain use a variety of lifestyle modifications which include: regular chiropractic adjustments to properly maintain the nerves going to their daughter’s heart, nutrition to keep their daughter’s heart healthy, and specific supplements to help control her arrhythmias.
Frain Family Chiropractic Patient Signed to NFL’s New York Jets
March, 2013 – Dr. Patrick Frain and Frain Family Chiropractic has served as the Official Team Chiropractor for the Green Bay Blizzard professional arena football team for the past ten consecutive years. “It’s always exciting to see one of our patients, who used our chiropractic services extensively during his seasons with the Blizzard, achieve their career goals,” said Dr. Patrick.
On March 1, 2013 the Green Bay Blizzard announced that 2012 Defensive Lineman Junior Aumavae has signed with the NFL’s New York Jets.
Aumavae (6’2,330) had received “numerous NFL tryouts since the end of the 2012 Blizzard season, including a tryout with the Green Bay Packers.” The Blizzard additionally reported that “Aumavae was a disruptive force on the Blizzard’s defensive line last season as he accumulated 38 tackles, 2.5 sacks, and two pass breakups.” “Aumavae becomes the second Blizzard player to sign with an NFL team since 2010,” the Blizzard reports, “when LB Maurice Simpkins signed with the Green Bay Packers.” Simkins was also a regular patient with Dr. Patrick and Frain Family Chiropractic during his tenure in Green Bay.
“If you or a family member plays sports such as football and want to learn how our brand of chiropractic care can help you perform at your personal best, we would love to offer you a complimentary consultation,” said Dr. Frain. “Simply call our office, and schedule a meeting with us, and we will be happy to help you achieve your health and athletic performance goals too!” he added.