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BRAD WILBY MEMORIAL FOUNDATION
Promoting the development of character and leadership
among the youth of our local communities
Brad Wilby lived his life demonstrating passion for sport and compassion for others. An athlete his entire life, he died suddenly at age 25 from an undiagnosed and little-understood condition to which teenagers and young adults are particularly vulnerable. The condition, Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy, is commonly known as ARVC.
The mission of this foundation is to promote the development of character and leadership among the youth of our local communities, to continue providing scholarships to graduating seniors at Haddonfield Memorial High School, and to promote awareness of ARVC and other heart conditions. In addition, funds from the foundation will be used to purchase defibrillators for local facilities.
The Wilby family and members of the Brad Wilby Memorial Foundation would like to extend their deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Jeff Blank, who passed away on May 11, 2022. Brad and Jeff shared a passion for soccer since childhood, and were both teammates and graduates of HMHS. We fondly remember Jeff's vibrant spirit and hold his loved ones in our hearts during this difficult time.
WHAT IS ARVD?
Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Dysplasia (ARVD) is a rare form of cardiomyopathy in which the heart muscle of the right ventricle (RV) is replaced by fat and/or fibrous tissue. The right ventricle is dilated and contracts poorly. As a result, the ability of the heart to pump blood is usually weakened.
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