Hartlepool Mail, 11th October 2019
Twenty-two year old Meghan Adams passed away in her sleep in July of a previously undiagnosed heart condition known as Sudden Arrhythmia Death Syndrome or Sudden Adult Death Syndrome (SADS). Now, her mother, Michelle Bailey, has made it her mission to raise awareness of the condition in order to save other young lives.
Recently, Michelle, Meghan’s boyfriend Taz, her brothers Scott and Gareth and cousins Kirsty and Olivia took part in the annual Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY) Durham Walk and raised over £600 for the charity.
“I needed to feel I was doing something for Meghan. I thought I need to raise awareness because I had heard of Sudden Adult Death Syndrome but I didn’t know about it properly,” said Michelle. “I think a lot of people are like that. A lot of CRY’s money goes towards free screening for people aged 14-35. It can be picked up by an ECG (electrocardiogram). It’s my mission now. People need to be aware of this condition.”