At Smiling Hearts - The Nick Blakely Foundation (NBF), our vision is to turn every potential tragedy of Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) into a story of survival.

We believe this is possible by advancing overall awareness to young athletes, parents, and coaches; providing youth, schools, and organizations with access to life-saving automated external defibrillators; implementing training standards and safety protocols in athletic associations and educational institutions; and advocating for the establishment of legislation supporting SCA standardized requirements.

"I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me."

A verse from Philippians 4:13, Nick's favorite scripture from the Bible.

The Athletic Recruiting Process is Exciting For Every Family, Still When Evaluating Colleges, Also Measure Their SCA Readiness.

Had I Known: Thoughts from our founder, Michelle Fields-Wilson.


Smiling Hearts Donates Defibrillator to Duluth Football & Cheer Association

NBF - November 4, 2019


NBF Founder Speaks to Gwinnett Football League Coaches about SCA Risks & Senate Bill 60

NBF - August 31, 2019


NBF Gives Youth Sports Program First AED, & Provides SCA Info Session to Dekalb County Coaches

NBF - July 19, 2019



To make a lasting difference, we must have active community involvement. Your contributions will help us make a difference through AED donations and SCA education.