"I struggled for a time regarding if I was going to share my experience with CAD and how it has affected my life.  Not because I am ashamed or embarrassed by what I've been through; but because I've never wanted to draw attention to myself in any self-serving manner.  I chose to be a cinematographer and a photographer because I like being behind the camera and not in front of it.  I finally decided that if I didn't try and help others by sharing what I have learned I wouldn't be able to look myself in the mirror and like what I saw.  I believe that the way we make this world a better place is by deliberately engaging in acts of kindness that help others improve their quality of life.  I decided that if I could help one person make better life choices that helped them avoid what I've been through, then everything I've been through has been worth it."
Jon Patrick Hyde on why he founded Summit4CAD
ABOUT SUMMIT4CAD

Summit4CAD, Inc. is a non-profit educational public benefit corporation located in Santa Barbara, California. It was founded in June of 2017 by Jon Patrick Hyde after his experience with undiagnosed and untreated Coronary Artery Disease (CAD).  On October 14th of 2016 Jon suffered a "Widowmaker" heart attack and survived.  Summit4CAD was born of his desire to prevent others from experiencing a life-threatening heart attack. 

Summit4CAD's Mission is to become a leading resource for the prevention of Coronary Artery Disease (the #1 cause of death for human beings World-wide) through the promotion of healthy lifestyle choices centered around the fitness activity of cycling. 

Summit4CAD will accomplish this Mission through the dissemination of educational materials in printed, electronic, video, and audio formats across multiple media platforms including online, social media, push, broadcast, print, and live promotional opportunities. 

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JON'S STORY : THE STORY OF SUMMIT4CAD

Jon Patrick Hyde's story is unfortunately a story that is too often told; a healthy adult in their 40's with undiagnosed coronary artery disease suddenly experiences a life-threatening heart attack.  "Out of the blue" is an understatement.  Jon's fitness level and general health was better than most adults 20 years younger than he was at the time of his heart attack. 

A life-long cyclist, Jon was not overweight, he had never smoked, never drank alcohol, didn't eat fried foods or junk food, and he exercised daily.  He was for all extents and purposes in ideal health and physical condition for his age.  Yet genetic factors beyond his control and the inability to see the health of a person's cardiovascular system from their exterior appearance and lifestyle choices, almost cost Jon his life.

During his recovery from emergency heart surgery Jon started researching heart disease and specifically CAD (Coronary Artery Disease) to better understand how he could have so easily slipped through the cracks and remained undiagnosed for so long. 

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