The Brandon Goyne Foundation 501(c)(3)
The Brandon Goyne Memorial $500 Scholarship
Elysian Fields ISD
Dedicated to the heart health of all students and student athletes.
"Championing the cause for heart testing
to be added to required athletic physicals"
EKG & ECHO--TOGETHER--are
99% accurate in finding heart problems.
Athletic physicals with stethoscope
only pick up 1%.
Brandon played baseball for LSU-Alexandria and collapsed on the field January 18, 2013 He never regained consciousness. He had no prior symptoms. He had 7 physicals in the last 9 years-1 in middle school, 2 in high school , 3 years of college baseball, and 1 for a summer job. NONE of them found a heart abnormality. Brandon passed away from ARVD--Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Dysplasia.( As he exercised his heart developed scar tissue instead of strengthening muscle, ultimately leading to his unexpected death).
An ECG/EKG can detect a heart abnormality but no one performs them on a perfectly healthy young person. The Brandon Goyne Foundation's sole purpose is to champion the cause for school districts and colleges to add ECGs to required athletic physicals. Although a cardiac abnormality is rarely found, it only takes a short ECG test to ensure a young person's heart health.
Brandon lived his live encouraging others. He truly never met a stranger.
The Brandon Goyne Foundation is dedicated to the heart health of all students and student athletes.