Your Real Champion: Simon’s Heart Dr. Marianne T. Ritchie
For the week of September 19, 2021, Your Real Champions were Phyllis and Darren Sudman.
Phyllis and Daren were the loving parents of two-year-old Sally and two-month-old Simon. One day Phyllis put baby Simon in for a nap, but then experienced the unthinkable…he never woke up. Testing revealed the cause was the long QT syndrome, a condition that causes an abnormal heart rhythm and can lead to sudden cardiac arrest. Simon’s Heart is the foundation that keeps Simon’s memory alive and aims to prevent the loss of other children from a detectable and treatable condition.
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Marianne T. Ritchie, MD was one of the first female gastroenterologists practicing in the Philadelphia area. An advocate for over 30 years, Dr. Ritchie developed the PINK PLUS triple cancer screening program, and the BLUE LIGHTS CAMPAIGN for Colon Cancer Awareness.
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