Brothers Bring Screens for Teens to St. Viator HS
Submitted by Lindsay on Fri, 09/18/2015 - 9:35am
Student Kevin Schrieber read an article about the Max Schewitz Foundation. He was intrigued and moved by Mary Beth’s story. Despite his mother doubts ("What if she doesn’t call you back?!"), Kevin contacted Mary Beth to inquire about bringing EKG testing to St. Viator High School. His persistence paid off. Mary Beth did, indeed, call back.
That was six years ago and three screenings later, which translates into over a thousand St. Viator students being screened.
Today, Kevin’s younger brother, Thomas, spearheads the EKG screenings at St. Viator. He is equally as passionate as his older. "So glad it wasn’t one and done," Thomas says of the first screening. With his help, St. Viator staff, parents and students now expect our screenings every two years. Our involvement with St. Viator will endure long after Thomas graduates this spring.
Father Corey Brost, president of St. Viator HS says he is grateful for the work the Max Schewitz Foundation carries out. ‘Our job as a school is to protect and care for young people and the foundation is helping us do that in a concrete way. We could not do this without the foundation.’
We, in turn, are grateful for the pluck of those Schreiber boys, for allowing us to test all those fun kids in their beautiful school.
We are packing up the show and heading to these schools. Know anyone who needs reminding to register? Get the word out. Registration is open for all schools. Early registrants receive a free copy of the actual EKG test (everyone learns their child's results).