Scott Driscoll, co-founder of Quinn Driscoll Foundation, dies at 52

first_img “He’s made people very aware there’s ways to save lives,” she continued, “and some of the simplest things weren’t thought of previously people have now taken the time to understand and implement.”For the past two years, Mountain View High School’s boys and girls basketball programs held fundraisers benefiting the foundation. Proceeds last year raised $4,400, and Dave McIntosh said plans already are in the works for a fundraiser this winter. The Driscolls and their foundation’s impact are second to none, said McIntosh, the Thunder’s girls coach.“What they’ve done is incredible. They do such great things.” the coach said. “They’re saving kids’ lives, promoting health, getting kids checked out so kids can live longer lives.” Scott Driscoll is the president of the Quinn Driscoll Foundation, named for his teen son who died after sudden cardiac arrest in June 2009. The foundation put on Saturday’s Young Champions Clinic at PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center. Photo Gallery By Meg Wochnick, Columbian staff writer Published: August 7, 2018, 1:30pm Kelly Driscoll described her husband as a people person and a relationship guy, she said it was her husband’s mission after their son’s death in June 2009 to make sure no other child by sudden cardiac arrest. Quinn Driscoll was 13 when he died running on the outdoor track at Wy’East Middle School from an undiagnosed heart condition. Since then, they’ve dedicated nearly a decade to raise awareness through multiple avenues on sudden cardiac arrest in youth. In 2010, the Driscolls created the Quinn Driscoll Foundation, a local nonprofit that works with local communities to increase education, sponsor free heart screenings, host fundraisers and grant money to area schools and youth programs to purchase automated external defibrillators. “(Scott) always said if he could save one life through the foundation,” Kelly Driscoll said, “it was worth it. We know we’ve saved more than that. Share: Scott Driscoll, co-founder of Quinn Driscoll Foundation, dies at 52 Driscolls spearheaded foundation to increase education, raise awareness on sudden cardiac arrest in youth 2 Photos Follow The Columbian on Instagram Share: Follow @MegWochnick GO Receive latest stories and local news in your email: Scott Driscoll is survived by his wife, Kelly; daughters Colleen and Kaylyn; parents Jim and Joanne Driscoll; and brother Chris Driscoll. A public memorial is 4 p.m. Saturday at City Bible Church, 14311 S.E. Mill Plain Blvd., Vancouver. By signing up you are agreeing to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. Meg Wochnick Columbian staff writer Scott Driscoll’s beat goes on. As a youth coach and mentor, Driscoll had a heart for assisting kids wherever he could. So did saving other kids’ lives after losing one of his own. “Scott took great pride in the number of kids that have been saved because Quinn died,” his wife, Kelly Driscoll, said. Scott Driscoll, president and co-founder of the Quinn Driscoll Foundation named after their late son to promote awareness on sudden cardiac arrest in young adults, died Friday following complications from Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. He was 52. [email protected] (360) 735-4521last_img read more