The parents and siblings of Quinn Kirsch honored his memory again this year with an annual hockey tournament. 400 kids, many of them his friends, turned out in Edina, Minnesota, on Saturday, January 10th to play the game Quinn loved and to raise money for The Myocarditis Foundation. Quinn died unexpectedly in January 2013, shortly before his 9th birthday of myocarditis, leaving his family devastated. The diagnosis came weeks later. He had no symptoms.
Quinn was the youngest of four boys. He was fun, funny, loving and athletic. He had lots of friends and enjoyed doing just about anything with them. The tournament offered a fun way for his friends to remember him.
Kyle and Kelly Kirsch, Quinn’s parents, commented, “We were excited to make the Myocarditis Foundation a focus of Quinn’s Cup. Displaying the stories of Quinn and other young people who have been victims of this deadly disease sent a powerful message at the event. “ The event raised $15,000, for the foundation this year, adding to the $14,000 from last year’s event.
Dr. Cooper, Medical Director and Co-Founder of The Myocarditis Foundation, stated, “The work you have done to raise awareness about myocarditis and to honor Quinn is inspiring. You son’s story has helped to unite our community in efforts to reduce the impact of myocarditis in children.”
See Fox News Article about Quinn’s Cup
For more information regarding myocarditis and the Myocarditis Foundation, please visit: myocarditis.viewsamplesite.com.