Dear Melges 24 Owners...

Tommy Sawchuck, his wife Hope and his family need your help and your prayers.

For those of you who know Tommy, you know him best for his big personality and big smile at regattas racing aboard KC Shannon's SHAKA.

Sadly, Tommy suffered a cardiac arrest on Saturday evening. He collapsed with a friend at a restaurant. He was given CPR until the EMT arrived and transported him to North Ga Medical Center in Gainesville, GA. He was resuscitated twice until the heart began beating again. A Cath was done and they found a 30% block caused by a small "pimple" that burst and blocked. After 2 hours a successful stent was achieved. He has been in and out of consciousness. A coma has been induced to cool him down with ice for 24 hours. Tom's heart is beating independently and his vitals have been good through this process. The family is waiting as it will take a couple of days to slowly bring his body temperature back and assess all neurological soft signs. They will not know anything for the next couple of days.

Here is a link to how you can donate money or meals to help Tommy and his family.

Please keep Tommy in your prayers along with Hope and the rest of his family.