"I can do all things through

    Christ who strengthens me."


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

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

Michelle Fields-Wilson started Smiling Hearts in honor of her son, Nick, a 19-year-old young man who passed away due to SCA. On Aug. 28, 2017, Nick complained of feeling dizzy during practice. He was sidelined by the coach when he collapsed and later died at the hospital. After Nick collapsed the people around him were so confused about what was happening that they believed he was having a seizure. Unbeknownst to Nick, his family, or his coaches, he had an enlarged heart, which led to SCA, his ultimate cause of death.

We are champions of SCA education. We understand that SCA is a condition unknown to most families, but believe tragedies such as Nick's can be prevented. We believe this is possible by advancing overall awareness to young athletes, parents, and coaches; providing youth, schools, and organizations with access to preventative heart screenings and 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.


To download our fact 
sheet, click here >

Learn about SB60, "Jeremy Nelson and
Nick Blakely Sudden Cardiac Arrest Prevention Act," click here >
Download our Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness form click here >
Our 2018 Year in Review
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